Web Sites for Parents

"Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read."          — Marilyn Jager Adams

Find books based on your child's interests and reading level  http://kansas.bookconnect.com

Summer reading http://www.ala.org/alsc/compubs/booklists/summerreadinglist

Helping your child develop as a reader and writer  http://www.pbs.org/parents/readinglanguage/

Encouraging your child to read http://parenting.kaboose.com/education-and-learning/learning-resources/how-can-encourage-my-young-child-to-read.html

Helping your child learn to read http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content/learread.html

Homework help http://www.discoveryeducation.com/parents/

Activities  http://pals.virginia.edu/parents-monthly-activity.html

Lots of helpful information  http://www.readingrockets.org/audience/parents

Jim Trelease on reading aloud  http://trelease-on-reading.com/

Helpful resources 

http://www2.ed.gov/parents/read/resources/edpicks.jhtml?src=ln

More activities www.education.com

Learn English  http://usalearns.org

Local Literacy Resources

Barnes & Noble, Jr. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Childrens-Books-Learning-Toys-Kids-DVDs/379001718/?

Books a Million http://www.booksamillion.com/kidsamillion?id=5429064816714

Green Valley Book Fair http://www.gvbookfair.com/

Gus Bus http://www.iihhs.jmu.edu/thegusbus/

Harrisonburg Children's Museum http://www.iexploremore.com/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx

Massanutten Regional Library http://www.mrlib.org/

As with all material found on the Internet, teachers and parents should be very careful
in allowing students to explore these sites unless direct supervision is provided.
Harrisonburg City Schools is not responsible for the content of various links beyond the
initial levels of each site.

 

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