The following is a list of resources for extra reading practice for your child. These activities are NOT required at this time; however, if you wish for your child to have additional reading practice beyond our current English/reading class projects, these are great resources. In an ideal situation, your child should do at least 30 minutes of independent reading daily, and these links can help. Other ideas: your child can read a book (even reading aloud to a younger sibling counts), read a magazine article, read/complete a recipe or craft activity instructions, read online articles about current events or other areas of interest…and the options are limitless…just read!!! I’m starting with a short list of websites, but I will add to it as I find more resources that are age/grade appropriate and easily accessible to our students.
This is a website called epic. It has a lot of reading activities and books, and students can log in as a guest or create a profile with the following class code: xpe9641
**The I Survived book series is available on epic (use the search tool). This could be very helpful for students when they are working on their “I Survived” project.**
This website has grade level appropriate reading activities and games.
Resources for books:
Both Amazon (through the Kindle store) and Audible (downloadable audio books) offer free selections. You can create an account free (if you have an existing Amazon account, you can access Audible through Amazon, and Kindle is part of Amazon already). Then you can search for free books for teens/tweens and find books that interest your child. Again, outside reading is NOT a requirement at this time, but this is an option to find your child something to read with access being limited to schools/libraries right now. Kindle and Audible both have apps that are compatible with desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The place to start this process, if you’d like to download books for your child, is www.amazon.com Many of the books do cost money, and Audible offers a paid subscription…but all that is unnecessary. Just create an account, opt for the free version, download the free app for your device, and search for FREE choices.
THIS LIST WILL BE MODIFIED/ADDED TO REGULARLY. IF YOU AS A PARENT KNOW OF ANY GOOD READING WEBSITES, PLEASE LET ME KNOW; I’D LOVE THE ASSISTANCE !