My Current Favorites:
Your IWB can be used in the Daily Café to practice the CAFE reading strategy. Many websites are available for the students to use on the IWB that either link to a weekly reading strategy or reinforce an ongoing skill. Teachers can save their favorites in their favorites folder, or create links from a flipchart on the IWB, so students can access them at other times too. Below are just a few of the games out there that I thought were worth sharing:
Read Write Think (Construct a Word) – This can be used by weaker readers, who need to be focusing on using beginning and ending sounds in words when reading.
Wall of Words – This game focuses on sequencing sentences correctly and adding correct punctuation. There are two levels of difficulty.
Alphabet Soup – Students need to read and comprehend a question and think of a possible answer using jumbled letters.
Synonyms Sam’s Lab – Great for extending students’ vocabulary by having them think of synonyms for a range of words.
Reading resources by grade, level, standard, topic. Worthy of bookmark.
Super Teacher Worksheets
Although the title has the word worksheets in it, there is a section of this website that contains a bank of grade level reading passages (similiar in length, style, and genre to the selections seen on the EOG). From the home page linked below, scroll down to the red header that says "Reading and Writing Worksheets"...and select a Reading Comprehension link for grades 1-5 to see the bank of reading passage selections, all in pdf format.
Some reading, crossword, and joke apps, includes a keyboarding game.
Newspaper Clipping Generator
Simple format to create a newspaper clipping image.
Interactive Spelling Bee
Excellent independent spelling practice for all grades.
Librivox has recorded audio books in multiple languages.
Make your own comics!
Other Noteworthy Literacy Sites: