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Reading Resources

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Without doubt, reading with children spells success for early literacy. Putting a few simple strategies into action will make a significant difference in helping children develop into good readers and writers.

Through reading aloud, providing print materials, and promoting positive attitudes about reading and writing, you can have a powerful impact on children's literacy and learning.

  • Invite a child to read with you every day.
  • When reading a book where the print is large, point word by word as you read. This will help the child learn that reading goes from left to right and understand that the word he or she says is the word he or she sees.
  • Read a child's favorite book over and over again.
  • Read many stories with rhyming words and lines that repeat. Invite the child to join in on these parts. Point, word by word, as he or she reads along with you.
  • Discuss new words. For example, "This big house is called a palace. Who do you think lives in a palace?"
  • Stop and ask about the pictures and about what is happening in the story.
  • Read from a variety of children's books, including fairy tales, song books, poems, and information books.

Reading well is at the heart of all learning. Children, who can't read well, can't learn. Help make a difference for a child.

U.S. Department of Education 

The Lexile Framework for Reading is a scientific approach to measuring reading ability and the text demand of reading materials. The Lexile Framework involves a scale for measuring both reading ability of an individual and the text complexity of materials he or she encounters. The Lexile scale is like a thermometer, except rather than measuring temperature, the Lexile Framework measures a text’s complexity and a reader’s skill level.   Click here for more details.

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The Lexile Map 

Find a Book 

*Please communicate with your teacher after each MAP test administration to learn about your student’s Lexile score 

Helpful Websites

www.tumblebooks.com

www.starfall.com

www.abcya.com

www.pbskids.com

www.storyline.net

www.funbrain.com

www.sheppardsoftware.com/

http://www.education.com/games/first-grade/reading/

https://www.abcmouse.com/