K-12 Resources

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Literacy Resources

Adolescent Literacy Grades 4-12  – resources for struggling adolescent readers and writers

Amazing Kids! Magazine – a magazine celebrating kids

Bookopolis – a book community for kids

DOGObooks – book reviews for kids by kids

Interactive Sites – English/Language Arts – links to interactive sites for English/Language Arts skills

Learn Zillion ELA – writing, grammar, and reading comprehension videos

NewsELA – high interest nonfiction text; each article written at five different levels

Nonfiction Kindergarten Books – nonfiction books about community members, animals, and the president

Reading Instruction Resources – k-12 reading instruction resources

Reading is Fundamental – program and resources to inspire students to read

Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers! –  “literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help”

Read Works – reading passages, lessons and units

Read Write Think – Student Interactives – online interactive literacy tools

Smithsonian Español – resource with articles written in Spanish

Smithsonian Junior – resource with leveled articles grades K-12

Teen Reads – adolescent/young adult book reviews and author features

Warsaw Community Schools – Guided Reading Lesson Plans – a-z guided reading lessons

Word Hippo – resource that includes definitions, antonyms, synonyms, rhyming words, and more

Audio Only Books

Bluford Series Audio – audio for the urban teen book series Bluford High

Books with Audio

Animated Fables & Beginning Readers – fables from ABCMouse

Barnes Bros Read Alouds – my sons reading some books

CBS 4 Reads – local community members reading children’s books including yours truly! Click here to view my video!

Educator Barnes Reads Poetry – poems read by me

Grammy’s Book Nook – stories and songs

Just Books Read Aloud – 730 children’s books read aloud

Lit 2 Go – downloadable literature and audio

Storyline Online – celebrities reading children’s literature

Storynory – free audio stories with text

Unite for Literacy – non-fiction picture books with audio


Inside Story Flashcards – vocabulary resource

Multiple Subjects Resources

ABC ya! – educational games for literacy and math

Foundation Center for Urban Education – Resources created by Barbara Radner Ph.D to develop core competence, raise rigor, and expand learning.

Fun Brain – educational games

Great Websites for Kids – resources with kid websites for multiple subject areas

Hubbard’s Cupboard – educational resources for children kindergarten and younger

Kid Rex – kids safe search engine

TV411 – video with corresponding lessons in literacy, math, science and finance

Typing Club – resource to practice typing

Blogs I Follow

Big Time Literacy – by Michelle Brezek

The Brown-Bag Teacher – by Catherine Reed

Literacy Lines – by Keys to Literacy

Middle School Teacher to Literacy Coach – by Kasey Kiehl

Pure Literacy – by Kathi Zotovich