Reading and Language Arts

Below you will find some terrific links to websites that are perfect to use at a computer center or even on an interactive whiteboard to work on reading and language arts skills. There are also a few websites that are great lesson resources.  Happy surfing!  =)
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Adrian Bruce's Educuational Teaching Resources http://www.adrianbruce.com/ Fun free stuff for teaching reading (and math) 
A to Z Phonics http://www.atozphonics.com/ tons of free resources for teaching phonics including free printables 
BookAdventure http://www.bookadventure.com/ BookAdventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.  
BookHive http://www.cmlibrary.org/bookhive/  In the Zinger Tales section you can watch online videos of professional storytellers telling traditional folk tales. Provided by the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County. 
Children's Storybooks Online http://www.magickeys.com/books/ Free chidlren's books online. Just click the arrows to advance to the next page. Great for using with an interactive whiteboard.  
Communication Ideas http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/elci/index.html?launch=true Three different inactivie activities to teach kids how to effectly communicate. Let student choose their favorite way...posters, newspapers, or comic strips. The interactive activities have a little cartoon guide to help the user.  
Compare and Contrast Map http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/compare-contrast-30066.html An interactive graphic organizer 
Create-a-Reader http://www.create-a-reader.com/basic/_english.html A reading and math site for Pre-K and K; good to use on an interactive whiteboard 
Extra Reading Company http://www.extrareading.com/ Free sample documents of reading materials that can be used with grades 3-8 
Flocabulary http://www.flocabulary.com/teacher_free_songs_videos.html a website that teaches vocabulary with hip hop videos 
Gotbrainy http://www.gotbrainy.com/ A fun, visual way to learn new words or create your own brainypic to illustrate a vocabulary word 
Interactives...Elements of a Story http://www.learner.org/interactives/story/index.html Interactive website that teaches story elements 
International Children's Digital Library https://sites.google.com/site/ateachersbagoftricks/reading-and-language-arts Use your Interactive Whiteboard to show books to your class; books are from all over the world in all different languages 
Kid's Poetry Page http://kids.magpogames.com/ Play with magnetic poetry sets online...just click play 
Language Arts Resources http://teach.fcps.net/trt9/language_arts.htm Tons of links to Language Arts resources; web page created by a District Technology Resource Teacher in Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY 
LearnEnglishKids http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/ A site that is intended for ELLs, but would also be good for younger elementary students; fun games, songs and stories 
Literacyhead http://literacyhead.com/ Connecting art to reading and writing. Print off free posters to help explain reading and writing concepts. 
Literature and Authors http://www.multcolib.org/homework/lithc.html#indauth Links to Authors's and Illustrators' websites 
Myths and Legends http://myths.e2bn.org/index.php A collection of Myths and Legends which aims to inspire young people to create their own stories 
My Vocabulary.com http://www.myvocabulary.com/ free, interactive word puzzles and games; you can print the activities 
Onlien Storytime by Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/storytime/index.asp An oniline storybook is read by celebrities. A different book is featured each month. Great for an interactive whiteboard. 
Reading Is Fundamental http://www.rif.org/kids/leadingtoreading/en/leadingtoreading.htm A fun website full games, songs, and stories read by adults. A great website for preschoolers and emergent readers! 
Reading Rewards http://www.reading-rewards.com A FREE reading incentive program that rewards students for the number of minutes they are reading. Parents or teachers can set up with the rewards will be for earning a certain number of minutes. Students each have their own account, complete with avatar, where they log there minutes and can reveiw the books they have read for extra points. There is even a blog feature that allows students to blog about the books they read. 
Reading Tri-folds from Ms. Winston's Class' website http://www.mswinston.com/trifolds.html Free tri-folds that go with reading series chapter books; great to use with guided reading groups. 
ReadWriteThink http://www.readwritethink.org/ Free reading and language arts materials 
Resources and Lessons for teaching Fiction http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2011/02/my-february-top-ten-list-resources-and-lessons-for-reading-fiction.html Great fiction reading freebies on this Scholastic blog post written by Beth Newingham. 
RIF Reading Planet http://www.rif.org/kids/readingplanet.htm Lots of fun online reading games and activities 
Seussville http://www.seussville.com/ Lots of fun Seussy things to do on this site! Read a book or play games with the Seuss man's characters. 
Shelfari http://shelfari.com/  A virtual bookshelf that you create to show off books that you have read and recommend 
Starfall http://www.starfall.com/ A website with lots of fun phonics and reading games and activites, some that can be printed 
Storyline Online http://www.storylineonline.net/ Actors read popular storybooks to kids on this fun website 
StoryPlace http://www.storyplace.org/ Animated stories, reading lists and activities from the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County 
Teacher Book Wizard http://bookwizard.scholastic.com/tbw/homePage.do Scholastic has a neat Book Wizard that helps you determine the level of your books in your classroom library. 
Teaching Library http://www.teachinglibrary.co.uk/ Lesson ideas for popluar children's books 
Text 2 Mind Map http://www.text2mindmap.com/ A free web application that creates a mind map out of a list of words; a mind map is a diagram used to represent word, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea 
UDL Book Builder http://bookbuilder.cast.org/ The site provides tools to create, read, and share digital books 
Visuwords http://www.visuwords.com/?word=happy Online graphic dictionary 
Wordia http://www.wordia.com/ Free online dictionary with video examples from comedians, celebrities, sports-stars - and you 
WordItOut http://worditout.com/word-cloud/make-a-new-one A word cloud generator similar to Wordle 
Wordle http://www.wordle.net/ Create word clouds from just about any text. You can customize your word cloud with different colors, fonts and layouts. You can even save your word cloud to a gallery. 
Word Tamer http://www.wordtamer.co.uk/ Here's a cool interactive website that deals with characters, setting plot, and genre. It would be great to use in a computer lab setting or with a whole class on an IWB. It could even be fun to use at home. It's great practice for the writing process. 
World of Reading http://www.worldreading.org/ Kids can review books here 
Write Rhymes http://www.writerhymes.com/ Use this site when writing poetry to find a rhyming word for just about any word 
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