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Reading Instruction Materials – Literature Based Language Arts

Reading Instruction means more than just reading literature, but reading everything, including science and math!

Find free and low-cost resources and literature-based curriculum for reading instruction on this page.

Free and Low Cost Resources for eBooks

Epic
A library at your child’s fingertips. Unlimited reading for $4.99/month. Sorted by age groups, newborn to 12 years old.

Hoopla Digital
Free. While you are welcome to explore hoopla without signing up, only registered users can borrow titles. Check out not only ebooks, but also audiobooks, movies, music, comics, and television shows.

Kindle eBooks: Children’s eBooks for Free
Sorted by publication date so you can always find new ebooks for kids easily.

OverDrive
Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your local public library – anywhere, anytime. All you need is a library card. See if your library, where you have a card, supports Overdrive.

Scribd
Join the membership for readers, and get monthly access to books, audiobooks, and more – for less than the cost of a paperback. Join today and read free for two weeks.

Stories Without End
Foster a love of learning to read by subscribing to these weekly stories without endings. Let you child’s imagination soar as they create the endings from their imagination.

Literature Based Curriculum

Book Links
Magazine with thematic reviews of fiction and non-fiction books for children from the American Library Association. Facebook page.

BookShark
BookShark is a literature-based homeschool curriculum. Our engaging program offers multiple resources and literature that will challenge your students as they learn from a variety of viewpoints. Your students benefit by building lifelong skills: to think broadly, research widely, and act wisely. BookShark is not a faith-based program.


CliffsNotes
A tutor at your shoulder whether for the study of a work of literature or preparing for an exam, these booklets have helped students understand classics for years. Site also offers email lists to help your writing. Teens.


Commonsense Press
Publisher of Learning Language Arts Through Literature and other easy-to-use curricula for homeschoolers, traditional schools and parents who want to enrich their children’s education.

Five In A Row
A step-by-step, instructional guide using outstanding children’s literature. For children 2-12.

Flyleaf Publishing
Delightful, easy to decode books for young readers.

Literature Based Reading Lessons
The second grade teachers at Dallas Christian School have developed a new reading program using children’s literature . We chose books that we thought would be of value to our students and would co-ordinate with our science and social studies units. Lessons and Amazon book links on the site.

Mosdos Press Literature Textbooks
Readers for 12 to 14 year old homeschoolers. Classic and contemporary works, morally framed, broadly representative, intellectually challenging. Curriculum thoughtfully explores values and ethics, while teaching literature, writing, vocabulary, language arts.

Penguin Classics
The largest on-line resource dedicated to the world’s classic literature, of which the Penguin series now includes over 1600 titles, from the earliest creation myths to the masterpieces of the twentieth century. Site includes teacher and readers resource guides to understanding this literature.


School-Home Links Reading Kit
Free worksheets from the US Department of Education for supplemental language arts skills development in grades K-3. Acrobat files you can print and use with your children.

More Reading Resources on A2Z

English Literature for Teenagers
Hands On Reading Activities Vendors
How Natural Reading Happens
Language Arts Books
Pre-Readers – Teaching Reading to Little Kids
Reading Basics For Kids
Reading Instruction Materials – Literature Based Language Arts
Reading Level Assessment Tests
Reading Lists – Great Books for Children – Page 1 and Page 2
Teaching Reading in Home School

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