Check out these resources for more on reading and writing.
A book and a hug offers thousands of book reviews for young readers.
ASLized! offers stories via Youtube in ASL.
Bookopolis offers reviews of books for students. Kind of like a Goodreads for kids.
BookSeeker provides students with "what do I read next" possibilities.
BookWink provides links to video book reviews as well as podcasts for students
The Canadian Children's Book Centre has a website with lists of books to support themes or genres.
Common Sense Media provides access to a wide variety of book reviews. Great for identifying possible areas of concern.
Commonlit provides a collection of free texts for junior and intermediate grades with related questions.
Create your own multimedia books online. Free Technology for Teachers has a good overview of three good ones.
Dr Seuss has said it all! Good activities and worksheets for many of his books are found here.
49th Shelf provides access to Canadian book reviews.
For the Teacher provides access to the same article at different levels.
Goodreads provides book reviews written by the community at large.
Google has lots of resources. Here are instructions on how to search Google by level.
Highlight Kids has a good selection of free reading resources online for students.
Just Books Read Aloud offers free access to a collection of books that are read to you.
Listen and Read by Scholastic provides access to 54 nonfiction read-along books.
Nerdy Book Club has a list of their top ten wordless books.
Newspaper map provides links to newspapers around the world. In some cases, there is limited access.
Newsela uses current events and presents, in a news format, the same article at five different levels. For full access, you must register (for free).
Newsinlevels present the same news story at three different levels.
Novelry show how books are connected and make these connections searchable, so that you discover new books, new authors and new subjects based upon what you care about most.
Oxford Owls provides free access to over 250 ebooks. You do need to register but it is free.
PoemHunter provides access to a wide variety of resources on poetry.
Reading Bear is a free service that offers narrated lessons on recognizing and pronouncing letters and words. There are also some lessons on prefixes and suffixes. Students can control the pace of each lesson to match their needs.
ReadKiddoRead provides invaluable links to guides to selecting books of use. You can limit by age and then by genre. Check out the educator's part also where you can find very detailed lesson plans.
Reading Mentor Texts provides links to various books that support different comprehension strategies.
ReadTheory provides online reading activities with comprehension questions. For all ages.
ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly.
ReadWorks Digital digital offers teachers and students can engage with ReadWorks interactively.
ReadWriteThink by the IRA has many classroom activities to support reading.
In Rewordify you copy/paste text to be “simplified,” and it does its thing. It attempts to simplify the text at the vocabulary level (as opposed to syntatical, structural, or idea level).
Scholastic has an engaging Poetry generator. A fun way to get students writing.
Scholastic's story starters are a wonderful integration of technology and the writing process or even verbal story telling.
Scholastic also provides free access to a good but small collection of levelled texts (only A and B).
Scholastic also has some excellent professional webinars (videos of them) on lots of literacy topics.
Sports Illustrated for kids provides excellent nonfiction for students. Geared to sports.
Stackup provides an online platform for keeping record of the time students spend on reading.
Storyline Online has a collection of free ebooks (many of which are read to you) for use.
StoryToolz provides great story generators as well as lots of great things for stories.
Teach Beside Me has a list, with links, to picture books on Youtube.
Teaching Kids News: Timely, relevant news articles for kids, educators in the classroom and parents at home.
Check out Imagination Soup's listing of books for reluctant readers.
Your Next Read provides possible books to read next.
From the Institute of Education (London, UK) a great article emphasizing how necessary it is for all to have access to pleasure reading.
Huffington Post has an article showing how reading impacts on the brain's connectivity.