Here at ReadWriteThink, our mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
This is a website created by several districts to give teachers interactive games to play in the classroom. There are games and activities for every subject and every age level and they are all listed by TEKS!
Storyline Online - This great website has famous actors and actresses reading quality children’s fiction. You get to see all of the pictures, just as if you were listening to a live read aloud.
MightyBook is an online publisher that specializes in children's illustrated, animated read-aloud eBooks and Story Songs for ages 2 to 10, plus children's sing-along songs. All eBooks have an original sound track, many with music and sound effects, and are created in Macromedia Flash animation. Words in the stories highlight as they are spoken by the story teller. It is truly entertainment that helps kids read.
Starfall is a reading website with activities from ABCs to upper elementary reading stories. There are several activities and games for different holidays as well.
Time for Kids - Real life reading is the most important type of reading. Time for Kids provides kids with reading about today’s current events. There are real life articles on topics that interest children.
Knowledge Adventure's online educational games are categorized into different groups based on the age group and grade they're meant for and the subjects they deal with. If you cannot find the learning game you want, look for it in the 'All Games' list on the homepage, where the games are listed in alphabetical order.
Welcome to Poetry4kids.com the funny poetry playground of Children's Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt, where you will find lots of funny poems and poetry books for children, classic children's poetry, games, contests, poetry lessons and activities, and journals, plus a rhyming dictionary, funny poetry podcast, videos,school visit information and lots more.
Elementary Place – This website has many topics that interest kids. For each topic, there is a story where kids get to make the decisions, there is also an activity and a list of books about that topic.
PBS Kids has a wide variety of games for kids to play! They have shows for the kids to watch and then a learning game that goes with the show.
Similar to Storyline Online, Read to Me features popular children’s books being read by famous performers. There are activity guides with hands-on ideas, discussion questions, and lesson plans that can easily be adapted to the Common Core State Standards. Entirely free, the site is colorful and engaging.
National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. It is a great way to bring interesting non-fiction stories into reading center time.
StoryBird is a great tool that gives students the opportunity to create art inspired stories and poetry. StoryBird allows students to select the artwork that best depicts their work and pair it with their story. This is a great creative writing tool that inspires students to create very visually appealing works of art. With StoryBird, you can embed stories in blogs, email them to parents, download, or print them out.
ToonDoo site allows students to share their comics, comment on other comics, and even save and edit a copy of a comic.