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Reading Basics For Kids

Alphabet Action
Click on a letter to hear its name and see an animated object beginning with that letter. Learn to read that thing’s name. Requires Shockwave.

BOOST© for Readers
A reading intervention designed for struggling readers. Free materials currently available include ten Systematic Phonics© Charts, the Systematic Spelling© System, and instructions for the two Boost© reading programs, Boost for Kindergarten© and Boost for First Grade©.

Stick-with-you games to build early reading skills.

Merely run your cursor over the letter to hear their English sound. See a picture to get some help. Consonants, vowels, blends, and combinations.

Jan Brett Alphabets
Charmingly illustrated traditional, cursive and modern italic manuscripts alphabets to print out and enjoy.

Kidz Page
Easy to use interactive reading game site, even for pre-readers and preschool-aged children.

Owl & Mouse Educational Software
Free Windows software to help small children learn letter sounds and blends.

Picture Books by Dandi Palmer
Darling picture books for young children. Little slow to download, so go through a story once first. Second time it will go faster for impatient children.

Phonics – the sounds of the ABC’s

Reading Resources
Reading Resources” Reading resources specifically for homeschooling families.

Roy the Zebra
Tale of a singing zebra. A delightful nine part story about Roy the zebra’s daring escape from the worst zoo in the world and his search for his herd. Fun, interactive reading games.

Sesame Street Stories
Games for early readers who can point and click the mouse.

Games and activities based on Dr. Seuss stories such as the Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, etc.

A free website to teach children to read. Perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Contains exciting interactive books and phonics games.

Story Sequencing
Arrange a series of picture cards into the logical order to create the story from beginning to end. Print out and use offline.

Super Why!
Helps kids learn key reading skills, including alphabet, word families, spelling and reading comprehension, through interactive online games, activities and more! From PBS. iPhone app available, too.

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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