Websites Related To Literacy

  • National Reading Panel Report – The Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read reflects the findings and determinations of the National Reading Panel. The findings and conclusions in the publication, “Put Reading First,” were drawn from the 2000 report of the National Reading Panel.
  • NAEYC – The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.
  • Helping Your Child Become a Reader – Fun activities for building language skills. Includes typical language accomplishments for different age groups and book suggestions.
  • CIERA – The Center for the Improvement of Early Reading is a national center for research on early reading. The CIERA Archive is a repository for publications useful to researchers and practitioners in the field of early literacy.
  • RIF – Founded in 1966, Reading is Fundamental (RIF) is the oldest and largest children’s and family nonprofit literacy organization in the United States.
  • International Literacy Association – Founded as the International Reading Association (IRA), the International Literacy Association (ILA) has worked to enhance literacy instruction through research and professional development for more than 60 years.
  • Reading Rockets – Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
  • ABC Teach is a user-friendly educational site that provides quality printable materials for immediate use by teachers, education majors, and parents.
  • Get Ready to Read! (GRTR) is a national program to build the early literacy skills of preschool children. GRTR brings research-based strategies to help prepare children to learn to read and write. Its goal is to ensure that all children have opportunities to become successful readers. Get Ready to Read! is an initiative of the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
  • Reading Tips for Parents – From the U.S. Department of Education
  • Camp Wonderopolis – Created by the National Center for Family Literacy. “Keeping kids and their families learning together throughout the summer and out-of-school time, Camp Wonderopolis can help build vocabulary, background knowledge in science, reading comprehension, critical thinking, and other literacy skills along the way.”
  • Virginia Reads – A Parent Resource – This brochure provides suggestions for ways parents can assist children in achieving the standards.