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READING GAMES & ACTIVITIES

Lexia
Student must be registered by NHR staff – integral part of NHR phonics based instruction.

Starfall
An interactive site with great graphics and videos on pronunciation.

Funbrain
Tons of great games. Poptropica, Spellaroo, Word Confusion, and Rooting Out Words are all excellent.

Read.Write.Think.
Phonics skills – replacing letters to create new words

Book Adventure
Book Adventure is a fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read, and earn prizes for their reading success.

Adapted Mind
Created by graduates of Stanford, Berkeley and Harvard, these reading comprehension questions and vocabulary words are divided by grade levels for grades 1-6.

ReadWorks.org
The Solution to Reading Comprehension

Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

Houghton Mifflin Spelling and Vocabulary

BOOKS & STORIES ALOUD

Story Online
A program of the Screen Actors Guild. Famous actors read children’s books.

Barnes & Noble Online Storytime
Authors read a book aloud or demonstrate how to ask questions to a young reader.

Online Storybooks
Online storybooks, some with audio.

Just Books Read Aloud
457 children’s books read aloud via Youtube videos. All ages and grade levels.
Storynory
Chapter Books and stories read aloud by professionals with great feeling and expression.
Age-appropriate book recommendations for parents.

WRITING

Storymaker
An online portal to help students write and construct stories.

Another Storymaker
through the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Online writing link
Resources on writing for grades 7-12 and ESL writing help.

Suessville Storymaker
Featuring the characters of Horton Hears a Who!

Fantasy Writing Prompts
for K – 6th Graders

EDUCATIONAL FUN

PBS Kids
Spelling Bee can be used in addition to Lexia, Alpha Pigs great for Kindergarten and 1st Graders, Attack of the Eraser is a fun and interactive video.

Gamequarium
Quizzes and games by National Geographic, videos and photos about nature, tests reading speed and knowledge

Literacy Zone
Interactive English Games and Activities

MATH

The Khan Academy
This site has over 1400+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan.

Interactive Math Games

Adapted Mind
Math for 1st to 6th graders.

Bedtime Math
Receive a daily math problem by email!

GENERAL

Test preview – Free online practice tests for all ages.

Varsity Learning Tools – free practice test and assessment site.

Resources for Adults

GED Practice

Adult Education

New Haven Area Literacy and After-School Programs

Literacy Everyday
The Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven

New Haven Free Public Library
Offers summer and after-school programs as well as free community events

New Haven Early Childhood Council | Calendar

Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven

Chapel Haven

kidHaven

LEAP

Squash Haven

Music Haven

Junta for Progressive Action | The Neighborhood Place

Boys and Girls Clubs of New Haven

Farnam Neighborhood House

Solar Youth

URBAN IMPROVEMENT CORPS

Connecticut Resources

Read to Grow

Connecticut Family Learning Initiative

National

National Institute for Literacy

Teach for America
aims to end educational inequity and to provide opportunity for all children to attain an excellent education.

www.literacypowerline.com
Vision of 100% literacy through 100% community engagement.

Goodling Institute at Penn State
National leadership on promoting family literacy

Education Nation Parent Toolkit
The Parent Toolkit is a one-stop shop resource that was produced and developed with parents in mind.

National Summer Learning Association
Promoting programs and providing resources to stop summer learning loss.

National Children’s Literacy Website

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