“If children are apparently unable to read, we must assume we have not yet found the right way to teach them.”
-Dr. Marie Clay
Reading Resources in Our Classrooms:
- Harcourt Reading Series
- Being A Writer/ Lucy Calkins Primary Units of Study
- Word Study
- Handwriting Without Tears
- Reading Counts
- Leveled Books
“Children who have not heard words sing, who have not experienced words that make them laugh and cry, words that make them stomp and holler and words that make them go suddenly quiet, even pensive, are not going to be readers, no matter how adept they are at decoding.”
-Susan Ohanian, One Size Fits Few
- Recall what you know about the topic.
- Ask questions as you read.
- Make connections to your life, other books and the world.
- Decide what is important to remember.
- Think about the reasons why things happened.
- Picture what is happening.
(This page contains links to websites that are outside of the Arlington Public Schools network. APS does not control the content or relevance of these links.)
Informational Reading Websites
Reading Curriculum Related Websites
Other Online Reading Resources
BBC Stories Online
Browse stories by theme or everyday life.
MightyBook’s mission is to provide entertaining content that helps kids discover the joy and power of reading. MightyBook is an online publisher that specializes in read-aloud eBooks and songs for ages 2 to 10, plus children’s sing-along songs. Words in the stories are highlighted as they are spoken by the story teller.
Illustrations for MightyBook stories have an international flavor, with artists from Australia, Canada, China, Iran, England, France, Pakistan, South Africa and the United States providing artwork in a multitude of styles. All MightyBook books and Story Songs are designed to entertain kids while improving their reading skills.
Awesome interactive site.
Magnetic Poetry Nursery Rhymes
Interactive Literature Site Flashlight Readers
Create illustrated pages that analyze favorite characters from any book. (K–8)
Cat in the Hat Interactive Jigsaw Puzzle
Language Arts Powerpoint Presentations (Jefferson County Schools, TN)
Create scramble and word searches for 10 practice words.
Children’s Storybooks Online
“My Own Books”
Ask Kids Search Engine
Sight Word Site
Excellent site for students to practice the basic sight words. Students listen, build and identify sight words by level. Student feedback is provided.
Websites for Ordering Books
Major Publishers for Children’s Books
Perma-Bound (sets organized by themes, grade levels, & international perspective)
High Interest/Easy Readers
National Geographic Books