Reading

http://www.readworks.org/


ScootPad. It lets teachers set-up virtual classrooms to monitor student progress in grade one-to-three reading and math lessons. And it’s free.

Reading Comprehension Resources on the Computer:
http://www.englishforeveryone.org/ reading comprehension and other skills - worksheets for elementary through High School
http://www.raz-kids.com/
http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/anchors/anchors_main.htm online story retelling activities for grades one and two - - drag shapes to identify elements in the story
http://bookbuilder.cast.org/ Create your own interactive "books" to help students learn reading strategies to build comprehension. Enter your own text, images, hints and modeled responses.
http://www.mrnussbaum.com/readingpassageindex.htm short reading comprehension passages with mostly literal questions.
http://www.havefunteaching.com/reading-worksheets/reading-comprehension/fifth-grade reading comprehension fifth grade, other grades available
ZooWhiz is a good — and free — Australian site with tons of interactive games and exercises for pre-school, elementary, and middle school (and for English Language Learners who are even older).
Users have to register for the site, and teachers can create virtual classrooms for their students.
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/
check out this site by Goodwill industries - reading, language/vocabulary and computer skills - very UDL

Phonics

http://theschoolhouse.us/ phonics lessons by skill (love it)
www.literactive.com interactive stories read to you, words highlighted as you read, can click on words to be broken down phonetically, many levels including nursery rhymes; helps build fluency, motivating graphics, corresponding F&P levels
ZooWhiz is a good — and free — Australian site with tons of interactive games and exercises for pre-school, elementary, and middle school (and for English Language Learners who are even older).
Users have to register for the site, and teachers can create virtual classrooms for their students.
http://www.readingbear.org/ great for phonics

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/flash/phonics-tool/swf/phonic

Vocabulary

http://www.visuwords.com/online graphic dictionary and thesaurus that helps develop word knowledge. Word relationships are illustrated

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/
check out this site by Goodwill industries - reading, language/vocabulary and computer skills - very UDL

http://pubs.cde.ca.gov/tcsii/prolearningtoolkit/kinsellaindex.aspx


Kate Kinsella is well-known for her research on helping students learn and use academic vocabulary. The California Department of Education has put a series of her videos and materials on their website.

The videos don’t at all capture her dynamism that you see in person, but downloadable “apply the concepts” materials are worth their weight in gold! And, they’re free. fromLarry Ferlazzo's blog

Fluency

http://sillybooks.net

Strategies

Reading Instruction

http://aacliteracy.psu.edu/index.php/page/show/id/1
This website provides guidelines for teaching literacy skills to learners with special needs, especially learners with complex communication needs

Accessible Books


http://www.worldstories.org.uk/stories/storiesworld stories in English and other languages

world stories presented in English and other languages - can search by language,can download the PDF and mp3 files - text can be read by Macs,can listen and see text - button to speak text by actor, rate the story with face icons


http://www.ccprose.com/ CC Prose is dedicated to making classic literature accessible to people around the world. By combining high quality audio, large print text, synchronized closed captions, and machine translations in multiple languages; we provide something for everyone. Need access to YouTube

http://www.pppst.com/ great resource for powerpoint books and other activities

http://bookbuilder.cast.org/ Create your own interactive "books" to help students learn reading strategies to build comprehension. Enter your own text, images, hints and modeled responses.
http://www.accessiblebookcollection.org/ subscription for accessible text - ( to open .exe file on Macs - save file to desktop - drop onto Stuffit icon - new folder with .html file will be created,) many ibooks are availablein Boardmaker Plus v6 format

http://tarheelreader.org/

http://www.tvokids.com variety of games to practice skills, video clips of different topics


http://www.signedstories.com/page/index.cfm Children's stories accessible using BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE (not American Sign Language); animation, pictures, text and sound.
http://www.storytimeforme.com/series website with free online books that are read aloud - can change settings for page turning , animation and other features.
http://www.dcmp.org/ described and captioned media - subscription ( free ) needed ( ex. To Kill a Mockingbird)
http://www.storyplace.org/ children's digital library - with English and Spanish books

  • AudioBooks

http://www.storylineonline.net/ Books read by actors with streaming videos and activities
barnesandnoble.com/storytime books read aloud
http://www.storyplace.org preschool books and activities -Spanish versions included. Parts read out loud, and parts are not. Activities and printed worksheets are included here
http://www.lil-fingers.com/ storybooks for toddlers read aloud, games/puzzles
http://www.justonemorebook.com/ blog about "the books we love", podcasts recorded in a coffee shop
http://www.nightlightstories.net/ original podcast stories created by children; only audio, no video
http://sillybooks.net
http://www.storytimeforme.com/series website with free online books that are read aloud - can change settings for page turning , animation and other features.
http://robertmunsch.com/ colorful books that can be read out loud
http://www.speakaboos.com/great short story audio-books, captions, audio, video (books include: Arthur, fairytales, fables)

eBooks - Digital text

http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic93.htm electronic books and online reading. Also includes links to additional sites under resources.
http://readwithme.cast.org/ ebooks made with Bookbuilder with teaching points for parents and teachers

http://bookshare.org/ subscription website for students with disabilities- digital books, textbooks, teacher-recommended reading, periodicals and Assistive Technology tools

http://udleditions.cast.org/a selection of UDL editions of some texts - grade 3 and up





http://staff.prairiesouth.ca/~cassidy.kathy/browserbooks/index.htm created to allow beginning readers to read books on their web browser.

http://pacecar.missingmethod.com/ online reading tool which creates a reading window to help eliminate distracting elements - works only in Firefox browser.

http://www.alltogetherwecan.com/accessiblebooks/ books launcher, downloadable .pdf version and step scan online version


http://response.istation.com/content/2010_TAW_Saturday_LP lnks to free downloadable ebooks
http://mrshatzi.com/ftlinks.htm fairy tale links
http://www.crawfordthecat.com/ some books that can be advanced with a mouse click, books read aloud
http://www.readthewords.com/Default.aspx
http://www.literacynet.org/cnnsf/index_cnnsf.html Each module includes the full text of each story and interactive activities to test comprehension. The learner can choose to read the text, listen to the text, and view a short video clip of the story
Non Fiction Reading Center Bill Ronk's page with links to Learning Resources articles
http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/
http://www.mangomon.com/special-education-online-games/ some free online games - elementary level
dltk-kids.com/type/sequencing.htm - good sequencing activities

http://jc-schools.net/ppts-la.html resource for Language Arts powerpoints -elementary level

http://www.michellehenry.fr/default.htm bilingual resources (french/english) for Language arts 4th grade and above - good links under expression tab
http://firstschoolyears.com/ literacy, numeracy, science, geography, worksheets, flashcards and resources

APPS

Apps to incorporate into the classroom - Reading posted in 2012

http://digital-storytime.com/android/ best story apps for Android
http://digital-storytime.com/ story apps for the iPad
http://digital-storytime.com/wp/?p=574 list of 25 favorite book apps