Reading TIPS

Reading Tips for Parents to Assist at Home

http://www.colorincolorado.org/reading-tip-sheets-parents  (Spanish and English)

Reading Rockets – http://www.readingrockets.org

Reading Activities

http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home/reading-owl/owl-home

SDP Foundation Skills in Core Reading and Literacy – https://sites.google.com/a/philasd.org/foundational-skills/instructional-routines

K-2 Reading Websites

Starfall – http://www.starfall.com

ABCYA – http://www.abcya.com

Story Place – https://www.storyplace.org

Dr. Seuss – www.seussville.com

Storyline Online – Quality Digital Books – http://www.storylineonline.net

National Geographic – https://kids.nationalgeographic.com

International Children’s Digital Library – http://en.childrenslibrary.org

3-5 Reading Websites

Kid Reads – https://www.kidsreads.com

Storyline Online – Quality Digital Books -http://www.storylineonline.net

Scholastic – https://www.scholastic.com/kids/home

National Geographic – https://kids.nationalgeographic.com

International Children’s Digital Library – http://en.childrenslibrary.org

Apps –

APPS
75 Apps (for Under a Dollar) to Promote Literacy

Families today are fortunate to have numerous resources to aid them in helping their children develop strong literacy skills. In addition to traditional books and workbooks, as well as instructional websites, thousands of apps are now available to help students with reading and writing skills. While most are (free) or cost a few dollars, a few are quite expensive. With cost and quality in mind, the Literacy is for Life campaign has prepared this list of 75 literacy-focused apps. All are either (free) or cost 99 cents and have been rated with four or five stars (out of five) by independent, expert reviewers or customers. For more information or independent reviews, we suggest commonsensemedia.com. For customer ratings or to order an app, you can go to itunes.apple.com, play.google.com or amazon.com. Be advised, however, that none of these sites list all 75 apps.

LEVEL: PRE-READING
TOPIC: LEARNING THE ALPHABET
ABC Alphabet Phonic Sounds (free)
ABC Alphabet Phonics (free)
ABC Flashcards (free)
ABC for Kids (free)
ABC Kids – Tracing & Phonics (free)
abc PocketPhonics (Lite) (free)
ABC Wildlife (free)
ABCD for Kids (free)
Alphabet for Kids ABC Learning (free)
Endless Alphabet (free)
Handwriting, ABC Learning (free)
Kids ABC Letter Phonics (Lite) (free)
Kids ABC Letter Trains (Lite) (free)
Kids ABC Letters (Lite) (free)
Learning Letters Puppy (free)
LetterSchool: Learn to Write the ABC Alphabet (Lite) (free)
Starfall ABCs (free)
ABC Match ($0.99)
C Is for Cow ($0.99)
Flashcards Puzzles–ABC & Numbers ($0.99)
PocketPhonics ($0.99)
TOPIC: LEARNING TO READ
iPlay&Sing (free)
Letter Sounds A to Z (free)
Starfall Learn to Read (free)
Kids Learn to Read (Lite) (free)
Sight Words List – Learn to Read Flashcards (free)
LEVEL: PRE-/BEGINNING READING
LEARNING TO READ
ABC Spelling – Spell & Phonics (free)
Hearbuilder Phonological Awareness (free)
Reading Magic (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) (free)
LEARNING WORDS
Kids Can Spell – Writing First Words (free)
Kids Reading Sight Words (Lite) (free)
Rocket Speller (free)
Sight Words Learning Games (free)
Sight Words Pre-K to Grade 3 (free)
Word Games for Kids (free)
Word Wagon (free)
Kids Learning-Little Speller 3 Letter Words ($0.99)
LEVEL: BEGINNING READING
LEARNING TO READ AND READING
K12 Timed Reading Practice (Lite) (free)
Mad Libs (free)
Sentence Maker (free)
Pocket Wally’s Sight Words ($0.99)
Toby ($0.99)
LEARNING WORDS
Big Bird’s Words ($0.99)
Clifford’s BE BIG with Words ($0.99)
Smiley Sight Words ($0.99)
LEVEL: BEGINNING/BASIC READING
READING
Scholastic Reading Timer (free)
Chalk Up! ($0.99)
INCREASING VOCABULARY
Crosswords with Friends (free)
Phonics Genius (free)
Pictoword (free)
My Spelling Test Pro ($0.99)
Word Solitaire: Aurora ($0.99)
LEVEL: BASIC READING
READING
Reading Rewards (free)
INCREASING VOCABULARY
Roots to Words (free)
Word Mover (free)
World’s Worst Pet (free)
Rhymo ($0.99)
Scramble with Friends ($0.99)
WordPop! ($0.99)
WordsWorth ($0.99)
WordWit ($0.99)
LEVEL: BASIC/ADVANCED READING
READING
3D Bookshelf: Classic Literature Collection ($0.99)
INCREASING VOCABULARY
7 Little Words (free)
Find the Word (free)
(The) (free) Dictionary (free)
SAT Vocab (free)
Spelling Master (free)
Spelling Pro (free)
Word Cookies (free)
Word Scramble (free)
Word Search Colorful (free)
Word Search Puzzles (free)
Word Search Unlimited (free)
Wordlings (free)
Words Crush (free)


Jonathan Rossos, M.Ed.
Reading Specialist
Sheridan Elementary
800 E. Ontario St.
Philadelphia, PA 19134
(215) 291-4724