My Resources

www.sparklebox.com

www.starfall.com

between the lions

www.Disney.go.com

www.fluentzy.com

www.carlscorner.us.com

www.readingrockets.org

tumblebooks

storyonline

pbskids.org/superwhy

www.literacyleader.com

www.interventioncentral.com

reading is fundamental

www.mandygregory.com

 

Strategies-

Into the Book

There is so much that you can do at home to encourage and nurture your child's love of reading.  I have included a booklist of recommended books at various levels that your child may enjoy.  I'm also including a list of things you can do at home with your child to help make reading fun.

Things You Can Do At Home:

*      Discuss what your child is reading at home and/or in school.  Ask them questions about their books.

*      Have your child ask questions, tell what their book is mostly about, share the story elements (characters, setting, problem, solution, and theme), and share what they picture in their mind as they read their books.

*      Discuss what you’re reading at home with your child.

*      Share your love of reading by choosing a book to read together at home.

*      Play games such as Boggle and Scrabble that practice using and making words.

*      Have your child write occasionally about topics of his/her choice or write about the book s/he is reading in a journal.

*      Encourage and give your child plenty of opportunities to READ, READ, READ and WRITE, WRITE, WRITE!

*   Keep a dictionary and thesaurus handy

*   Encourage proofreading of all written work

*  Read written work aloud to check for errors

 

Level J/K Books
Click on the book title for more info Rating Difficulty
Henry and Mudge Book Series (J)
by C. Rylant
Easy Reading
Little Bill Series (K)
by B. Cosby
Easy Reading
Nate the Great Book Series (K)
by M. Sharmat
Easy Reading
 
Level L/M/N Books
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Amber Brown Book Series (N)
by P. Danziger
Easy Reading
Bailey School Kids Book Series (M)
by D. Dadey and M. Thorton Jones
Easy Reading
Cam Jansen Book Series (L)
by D. Adler
Easy Reading
Judy Moody Book Series (L)
by M. McDonald
Easy Reading
Magic Treehouse Book Series (M)
by M. Pope Osborne
Easy Reading
 
Level O/P/Q Books
Click on the book title for more info Rating Difficulty
Fudge-a-Mania (Q)
by J. Blume
Little House on the Prairie (Q)
by L. Ingalls Wilder
Owls in the Family (P)
by F. Mowat
Skinnybones (O)
by B. Park
The Candy Corn Contest (O)
by Patricia Reilly Giff
Easy Reading
The Jacket (Q)
by Andrew Clements
Average
The Kid in the Red Jacket (O)
by B. Park
 
Level R/S/T Books
Click on the book title for more info Rating Difficulty
Because of Winn Dixie (R)
by Kate DiCamillo
Average
Brian's Winter (R)
by G. Paulsen
Average
Bud, Not Buddy (T)
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Average
Jake Drake Book Series (R)
by A. Clements
Average
The Great Gilly Hopkins (S)
by K. Paterson
Average
The Kid Who Ran for President (T)
by D. Gutman
Average
 
Level U/V Books
Click on the book title for more info Rating Difficulty
A Series of Unfortunate Events (V)
by L. Snickett
Challenging
Ella Enchanted (U)
by G. Carson Levine
Challenging
 
Level W/X/Y/Z Books
Click on the book title for more info Rating Difficulty
Among the Hidden
by M. Peterson Haddix
Challenging
Hope Was Here (W)
by J. Bauer
Challenging
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (Y)
by G. Schmidt
Challenging
Out of the Dust (X)
by K. Hesse