Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Summer Reading Resources

Summer Fun!
Looking for summer reading resources?  Here are a few family-friendly links! Let us know which links are helpful and fun for your readers.  

Reading Websites:  click on school bell, then Language Arts. 
This site includes reading lists and reviews, online stories, poetry, word games and cool sites for kids.  poetry books and how to write and poetry  online leveled books and reading quizzes
on-line reading incentive program to motivate elementary students to read longer, more frequently and with greater comprehension   Read *Write* Now! Basic Kit developed by reading experts to build language and literacy skills from birth through grade six, includes fun reading and writing activities.  As an added incentive, readers who reach their reading and writing goals over summer can be rewarded with a free pizza from Pizza Hut. or call toll-free 1-877-4ED-PUBS.   Magic Tree House activities, book lists  Fake-Out? The Definition Guessing Game   This site offers word study and word play that will encourage dictionary use.  Students choose a word and try to determine the correct definition.  They can even offer suggested definitions for mystery words!  This site contains various puzzles and games children can play to build vocabulary skills.  It offers immediate feedback once students submit their answers.  Aaron Shepard graciously allows visitors to print out his Reader’s Theater scripts which come from a variety of genres and reading levels.  He also suggests props and staging.  This is a great activity for the whole family to participate in!  “Cyber-books” come alive online.  Each story explores themes like developing creativity and being true to yourself.   Time for Kids  Sports Illustrated for Kids games, quizzes and up to-the minute news stories.