Welcome to Literacy! My goal is to provide families with an array of wonderful resources to support and expand literacy development. I hope you find these suggestions and resources to be valuable as you watch your children grow as readers, writers, thinkers, listeners and speakers. Ultimately, I hope that all children will realize that reading brings pleasure and knowledge. Topics on this site include parent and teacher resources, book titles, and apps for children.
"...A literate person is one who, throughout life, deepens his/her knowledge and develops his/her potential through
- Reading and writing
- Listening and viewing
- Speaking and presenting
- Thinking critically, creating and innovating
Literacy Resources for Teachers and Parents :
( Annotated from The Family Literacy Project )
- KS1 Bitesize: Literacy: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/ . The following link leads parents to fun worksheets that can be printed out for children to develop literacy skills (from river rhyming words to alien punctuation).
- Literacy Center Education Network: http://www.literacycenter.net/. The following link offers online activities for children to do at home to develop literacy skills.
- PBS Parents: Reading and Language: http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/reading-language/. This website includes milestones and tips to include reading and language in the home.
- “Read” Illustrations to Improve Literacy Skills: http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/reading-language/reading-tips/read-illustrations-to-improve-literacy-skills/. This article includes information on how to explore illustrations with children to help them build literacy skills.
- Reading Activities: http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/reading-language/reading-activities/. This website provides reading activities to do during a normal everyday routine that can foster literacy development.
- Puppy Readers: http://puppyreaders.com/ . This site offers animated books online that parents can sing along with their children as Perry the Puppy runs under the words.
- Reading and Language: http://www.pbs.org/parents/readinglanguage/ . This website contains information on how children develop literacy skills and how parents can help them become readers and writers every day.
- Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers: http://www.readingrockets.org/ . The following link includes information from how to teach reading, to fantastic children’s books and authors.
- Mobile Apps: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/mobile-apps/?popular#top-tabs. If the classroom has access to tablets, the following link has a large amount of mobile apps that could be used to help literacy development. It also has attached lesson plans that use the suggested app.
Read Aloud suggestions from The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
www.storylineonline.net This site features famous people reading children's books aloud