Literacy/Reading

Illiteracy is one of the biggest growing problems in America, and it’s imperative that teachers and educators encourage students to learn to read as well as to love to read. These websites will help you teach much needed literacy and reading skills to your students.

Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
Reading motivation and family and community involvement are two of the three key elements RIF incorporates into supporting childhood literacy, the third key element is the joy that comes along with allowing kids to choose free books that they can keep.

NCTE: Literacy in the Ways of the Web
It isn’t just books students need to learn how to read and navigate, therefore the NCTE shows students how to navigate the internet and use this resource to publish online texts. The skills taught on this website will assist students with lifelong skills that are vital in today’s world.

NEA’s Read Across America
Every year nationwide on March 2, NEA’s Read Across America promotes reading though a one day celebration.

The Partnership for Reading
The partnership for Reading is a fantastic website that offers information to educators on effective teaching of reading. Not only will you learn how to teach children, but also how to teach adolescents and adults, based on quality research and evidence.

ReadWriteThink
This website is an informative collaboration between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the MarcoPolo Education Foundation. Teachers and students will have access to the highest and most vital resources in both reading and language arts.

Get Ready to Read!
It can be difficult for parents and teachers to know when and how to begin teaching their children how to read, therefore, this website was designed to assist you in your teaching efforts. Get ready to Read is a national campaign to build the early literacy skills of preschool children, and to guide parents and teachers through the process of early childhood reading education.

The Children’s Literature Web Guide
This online guide is perfect for children! It has wonderful stories, samples of other children’s writings, and much needed information about their favorite authors, books, book awards, and, of course, storytelling.

Concept Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI)
Implementing integrated reading instruction in the elementary school curriculum can be challenging, therefore the University of Maryland and the Frederick County Public Schools created CORI to assist educators with this challenge.

BookAdventure
One of the best ways to reinforce a love of reading is through positive reinforcement. Book Adventure is a free reading motivation program for early elementary and middle school kids, where they are able to create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titlesand earn points and prizes for their literary successes by taking multiple choice quizzes on the books they’ve read offline.

Literacy and reading are not only fundamental, they are also an imperative aspect of educational and self-growth. These websites will help you assist your students in that growth.