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Websites that Promote Reading Readiness
Scholastic Story Starters
List of Free Websites
http://www.starfall.com - Starfall is a child favorite! It has many phonics-based games, videos and interactive content.
http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp - You need to create a free account for literactive, but the nursery rhymes, phonics-based games and e-books are well worth it.
Have Fun Teaching
http://www.havefunteaching.com- Unlike the other sites Have Fun Teaching, does not have online games for children. Instead they have fantastic modern academic videos. I LOVE the letter sounds and sight word videos. See the letter A video below :).
http://www.storylineonline.net- Storyline online is a website containing videos. The videos are of celebrities reading children's stories.
http://pbskids.org- Typical TV shows do not produce quality academic games, however, PBS kids an exception to this.
http://www.abcya.com- ABCya! has educational games for K-5 graders.
http://www.spellingcity.com- Spelling City has many games perfect for children who are beginning to build their conventional spelling skills.
Scholastic's Story Starters
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters- If you live in one of the 18 states that will be a part of the PARCC assessments, this is a great tool to help your child practice their online writing skills. This will help your child prepare the PARCC online high stakes testing. This would be an activity for a kindergarten-3rd grader.
Scholastic's Clifford Interactive StoryBooks
http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1- Scholastic's Clifford Interactive site contains online books and phonics games for young children.
Have Fun Teaching - Letter A Song
List of Free Apps
Endless Alphabet - Endless Alphabet is a fun way to introduce letter sounds and phonemic awareness skills
Sight Words- Sight Words has flashcard type lists of sights words for preschoolers-3rd graders.
Bluster- Bluster has many partner phonemic awareness games.
Tic Tac Toe Phonics- Tic Tac Toe Phonics requires children to answer phonemic awareness questions, inside a game of tic tac toe
Reader- Reader shows children a picture of an object then gives them a puzzle. The child must drag the letter pieces into the correct spelling place. Then, Reader puts the word into a sentence.
Spelling City- Spelling City has a variety of spelling activities for grades K-12.
Alphabet Trace- Alphabet Trace is a tracing game for children who are learning letter formation.
Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Games- This app has a shape and color game, along with a letter game for younger children.
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