Lots of great sites to support reading!

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.  This is a great way to expose students to quality read alouds.

Mighty Book – This website has great, animated stories for kids to listen to.  This is also a great way to expose students to quality read alouds

Bitesize – This UK based website has fabulous reading games and lessons on a variety of topic.  The KeyStage 1 site has lessons on phonics, spelling, alphabetical order, and rhyming words.  The KeyStage 2 site has lessons on deductions, poetry, dictionary and finding information.  

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.

Reading Planet – Kids Books’ Authors – This website gives information about all of the best kids’ authors and illustrators.  The information is written in interview format, which is a great for introducing kids to different reading formats.

http://www.funbrain.com/brain/ReadingBrain/ReadingBrain.html

Since 1997, kids, teachers, librarians, and parents have enthusiastically turned to Funbrain for its free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids age preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

National Geographic Explorer For Kids is a online version of the award wining magazine.

 http://www.bookadventure.com/

Book Adventure 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.