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= This site has content for children in grades K-2


Game Goo -- -- A research-based phonics program that uses funny creatures to engage kids in basic and advanced phonics skills.

Learning Planet -- -- Practice vowels and consonants with Rusty Rat and his friends.

Words and Pictures -- -- Colorful games, printable pages, animations and other activities to help 5 to 7 year olds with reading and phonics . From the British Broadcasting Corp.

Starfall -- -- This entertaining site invites young children to learn basic phonics and early reading skills through interactive web pages, sound, songs and games.

Sadlier-Oxford Phonics and Word Study -- -- This site breaks down phonics studies for Pre-K and K levels as well as Grades 1-2. Games and activities teach language basics.

Sound Match -- -- Match letter sounds and find words that begin with the same sound and put them in a box. An entertaining phonics game starring Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Word Lists

Dolch Kit "Sight words" -- -- Many of these words are difficult to sound out with the usual decoding rules and, thus, are good ones to memorize.

Dolch Word Lists -- -- The Dolch words are the 220 most frequently found words, these are illustrated versions of those words.

High Frequency Word List -- -- the most important or frequently used words in written language.

Fun with Words -- -- All kinds of information about words.

Starspell -- -- Thousand of words with sample sentences.

Phonogram Flash Cards -- -- Phonogram flashcards with nice illustrations

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader --   -- This list is from the Peoria School District and is grouped by reading level.

Accelerated Reader Quiz List --  -- This is a list of nonfiction titles that you may be able to take AR quizzes on.  Check these titles against your school's list (list from Chandler Public Schools). 

Accelerated Reading Program --   --Go down the page to find an up-to-date Accelerated Reader list by title, author, and reading level.  This will help you find good books to read that are in your reading level.

AR Bookfinder -- -- You can search for AR scores for book based on authors, topics, or titles.  From Renissance Learning.   

Read-Aloud Handbook: Accelerated Reader Program --   (Parents Page) -- This page is a collection of essays for and against the Accelerated Reader program.  Reading these essays will help parents gain an informed opinion about the program. 


Reading Comprehension

ABC Teach: Reading Comprehension worksheets -- -- A good site for those starting to read. There’s a list of stories you can choose from. This includes short paragraphs with questions asking about what you just read.

Reading Comprehension -- -- Featuring free reading comprehension worksheets for teachers and parents to copy for their kids. They include original stories , poems , essays, and articles . They a re most appropriate for upper elementary through middle school years.

Reading Comprehension and EdHelper --'s reading comprehension stories combine reading , math, spelling, writing, and vocabulary skills. This website includes worksheets for grades 1-8.


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