Suggested Literacy WebsitesRead Write ThinkHere you will find tips and “how-tos” for literacy practices such as encouraging higher order thinking, revising and editing at home, and helping your child choose a book.Reading RocketsOn this website you will find current research and resources for parents as well as literacy activities for kids. Topics of interest for kids include author interviews, booklists, games, and many other activities.
Time For Kids
Here, kids can find a variety of current event articles, as well as photo and video archives.Wonderopolis
Explore this site with your child. You can take a look at the "wonderings" of others or pose your own questions. The intriguing questions that are posed will spark your child's curiosity and invite creative and critical thinking.Guys Read
On his website, dedicated to fostering a joy of reading in boys, Jon Scieszka explores books that are sure to engage boys of all ages. (Lots of girls will be intrigued by the content here, as well!)
The Family That Reads Together
In this blog, you will find descriptions of children’s literature, personal stories about literacy experiences with kids, and a variety of literacy-related activities.
This website was created by children’s author and writing teacher, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater. You can search this site for poems by topic or by technique! There are also posts where you and your child can respond to poems. Amy also shares her own writing notebook, and those of others. She offers tips for keeping your own writing notebook.
Children’s Choice Book Awards
The Children’s Choice Book Awards is a national book awards program where the winners are selected by kids from various age groups.Massachusetts Children's Book Award
The Massachusetts Book Award recognizes favorite books chosen by student in Massachusetts in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. These books are predominately for middle grade students.