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Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a fabulous site for assisting all readers. The content is geared toward teachers and parents who want to help their students succeed. 

The link below will take you to the home page of the Reading Rockets site: 

http://www.readingrockets.org/ 

I encourage you to explore Reading Rockets and see what all the site has to offer.

 

A few of my favorite things are: 

The Literacy Calendar http://www.readingrockets.org/calendar​

The calendar highlights reading celebrations throughout the year and provides resources to engage students in literacy. 

Jumpstart's Read for the Record 

October is Jumpstart's Read for the Record. 

Jump into this joyful campaign that brings young children together with adults to read the same book, on the same day, in communities all over the world. Learn more about this year's selected book, and browse the activities and tips on reading aloud.

Several of the months focus on a particular cultural or ethnic group. These resources can be a great catalyst for creating a culturally responsive classroom. 

 

Reading Adventure Packs http://www.readingrockets.org/article/reading-adventure-packs-families

These packs are especially designed for parents to supplement literacy at home, but they can also be used by teachers in the classroom! The packs include: 

  • Parent information sheet with an introductory note that you can personalize, instructions about how to use the packet, and tips for sharing fiction and nonfiction books with children
  • Two books: one fiction and one nonfiction, selected by Reading Rockets for high quality and wide availability in school libraries
  • Creativity Activity: a hands-on craft project
  • Imagination Activity: encourages imaginative play, writing, or drawing
  • Get Real Activity: focuses on real-world experiences for parent and child
  • Bookmark: lists the featured titles and alternative titles
Reading adventure pack: Archaeology
Theme: Archaeology
Age: Grade 2 and 3
Archaeology pack >
(English and Spanish)
Birds
Theme: Birds
Age: Grade 2 and 3
Birds pack >
Heroes
Theme: Heroes
Age: Grade 2 and 3
Heroes pack >
(English and Spanish)

 

As noted, some packs are available in English and Spanish to support bilingual learners.  

 

Web Widgets http://www.readingrockets.org/books/fun

Widgets allow you to incorporate technology into learning and make literacy available anytime you have your smartphone or tablet! 

Reading Tip of the DayDaily Literature QuizPicture Book of the Day

    Reading Tip of the Day                  Daily Literacy Quiz               Picture Book of the Day 

 

This is just a taste of what can be found on Reading Rockets. Check out http://www.readingrockets.org/ for even more resources. 

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