Category: Reading

Resources for parents and teachers

Reading Bear

Reading Bear has videos and quizzes for very beginning phonics.

Teach your monster to read

This interactive game teaches phonics from letters and sounds to full sentences. It’s free but you do have to sign up for it.

STEM Toys for Kids Stuck at Home During Coronavirus

STEM toys—which help kids build skills in science, technology, engineering, and math—can be a helpful bridge between educational exploration and playtime What sets STEM toys apart is their potential for open-ended, creative, child-driven play.  


Amplify has assembled a resource bank for students K-8 of free educational materials. Their site includes novel studies for elementary and middle school students, an adaptive reading program, read aloud lessons, and science lesson videos for elementary and middle school students.

WUSF at Home

WUSF has created a list of websites and resources with games for students to play during their time at home.


Lalilo is an online phonics and comprehension program that is totally free for parents and teachers during the Covid-19 school closures. Parents and teachers can track students progress. Each phonics, word recognition, and comprehension lesson is adaptive so students are always being challenged but not being frustrated. The site says that it is best for …

Read Naturally

Read Naturally is a researched-based resource for school, teachers, and families to improve reading achievement. Read Naturally approach to reading improvement is through teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Their strategy aims to improve fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. It also allows students to take responsibility for monitoring their own progress. There are a few …

Storyline Online

Books are read aloud to students by different celebrities and famous people. It’s a fun and engaging way to participate in reading that students can access anywhere that have internet and a computer, phone, or tablet. Each book provides a video of the book read aloud, captions, and a teacher’s guide with addressed common core …

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids provides free access to activities, games, and articles for learning about animals, countries, environment, and science. They provide academic-based games and activities, as well as fun, “silly” activities and games. They have videos for learning in addition to reading.

National Geographic Young Explorer

National Geographic Young Explorer is providing free magazines for kids to explore, read, research, and enjoy while learning at home. Readers are able to listen to the text read aloud if needed while they follow along. There is great visual support through pictures and photographs in the magazines. For teachers, they provide interactive whiteboard lessons …

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