Raising Hands in Class

Reading is a lifelong skill you never stop working on, and that’s why it’s a core subject throughout your child’s K–12 education. 

Reading Resources

Online reading resources make it easy and convenient to help students. Here is a list of websites that offer reading tools, activities, and ideas to help you address any of your child’s needs while you promote reading at home.

 

INFOHIO

  • Reading can happen anytime, anywhere!  And you and your children can explore the joy of reading together with these “Reading ‘Round the Clock” flyers, available in English and Spanish, and videos that give easy tips for working reading practice into everyday activities.

K12 READER

  • This site offers free reading instruction resources for teachers and parents. If you’re looking for practice materials for your child, you can find worksheets and detailed program supplements for reading, spelling, sight words, grammar, phonics, comprehension, writing, and more.

OXFORD OWL

  • This is a reading and math website that helps children ages 3 to 11. The “Expert Help” tab of the website’s Reading portion offers resources on helping struggling readers, encouraging reading, and working on issues including phonics, grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Check out the ideas Oxford Owl suggests for games and activities.

PBS PARENTS

  • PBS Parents offers two reading-related sections under the “Education” tab. The age range extends from infancy to third grade. The “Reading Activities” section lists great ideas for reading on the go, making it easier for you to fit in practice throughout the day. If you’re looking for book recommendations, the “Bookfinder” feature is an excellent tool that allows you to search by age, book theme, keyword, and whether your child intends to read aloud or silently.

READING ROCKETS

  • On Reading Rockets, visit the “Helping Struggling Readers” page if your child is having trouble learning to read. Click on “Start the Target the Problem!” activity to open a tool that defines a variety of reading difficulties, such as fluency and comprehension, and explains how kids, parents, and teachers can recognize signs of the difficulty. This tool also links to a “How to Help” page, which offers tips to both children and their parents regarding how they can work on the issue.

READWRITETHINK

  • The International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English are a couple of the partners sponsoring ReadWriteThink, a website that offers resources for grades K–12. Under the “Parent & Afterschool Resources” tab, visit the podcast section to find book reviews for different age groups. You can also find links to the “Activities & Projects,” “Games & Tools,” “Tips & How-To’s,” and “Printouts” pages.

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