Literacy Resources

Contact:

Jane Rossi
Mary Connolly
860-283-6321

Literacy Websites for Practice

(click on the links below)

Starfall K-2 Free interactive materials and games that help kids practice reading and build their phonemic awareness.

PBS Parents K-3 The online games section for this website has games and printable activities. The resources feature popular PBS characters.

ABCya K-5 These games and apps were approved by certified teachers. ABCya focuses on building math, reading, and writing skills.

Game Classroom K-6 Find games, lessons, videos and worksheets from a variety of sites. Parents can helpful articles and newsletters as well.

Funbrain K-5 Funbrain has over 100 interactive games that develop skills in reading and math. Kids can also read a variety of popular books on the site.

ConnectCT Kids K-5 This is Connecticut’s website for children where you can find puzzles and games and lots of CT history.

Scholastic PreK-2 Find many games from your favorite Scholastic stories like Clifford, I Spy, The Magic School Bus, etc.

Turtle Diary K-5 Over 1,000 educational games, worksheets and interactive storybooks.

Favorite Author and Book Sites

Jan Brett The Mitten and many others

Jack Prelutsky Author of many famous children’s poems

Junie B. Jones

Laura Numeroff If you give a Mouse a Cookie and many others

Dr. Seuss

Skippyjon Jones

Free Reading Apps

http://memetales.com/ A text-highlighted audio read-along option to help beginning readers who need assistance. Kids earn points and stickers when they read. The app comes with 20 free books when you first install it.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storykit/id329374595?mt=8&at=10la3M TheStoryKit apphas four beautifully illustrated classic stories for young readers to use as a launching point for their own creative writing skills. After reading the books, kids can alter the stories to fit their own narratives, or provide their own illustrations and pics. This app is a favorite of many classroom teachers

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chicktionary-for-ipad/id365374807?mt=8&at=10la3M

An award-winning app to help your children hone their spelling skills. Make as many words as you can from the seven letters on the chickens. Clucking chickens encourage you, and squawk when you make a mistake. This free version has 12 games. If you get stuck making words, give your device a shake to shuffle the hens. The Android version is available on the Android Market

ICDL Books for Children - Free books for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch -The International Children's Digital Library offers a collection of thousands of free picture books from more than 60 countries on theirICDL Free Books app. The ICDL Foundation's goal is help young readers become better world citizens by introducing them to stories and cultures from dozens of countries. Grades K-5.

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