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  • Buster's Bookshelf
    Children's book and gift shop located in historic Union Station next to Science City. Read a book or share the love of reading with a child. We offer a free reading program to schools within the Kansas City area.

  • Colorado Reading Center
    Reading, Comprehension, Writing, Spelling, Dyslexia, Learning Problems. Successfully solving learning problems since 1995 with one-on-one instruction for the Denver Metro area.

  • Fonty Reading Lab - Learn to read in 15 hours
    Students can achieve English reading fluency after 15 hours. Interactive reading lab software with advanced speech recognition technology uses phonics to teach anyone to read. Talk to Fonty - and he answers back.

  • Little Reader Digital Storybook
    Little Reader is a digital storybook for ages 4 to 8. Speaks the words they can't pronounce, defines the words they don't understand, and reads the entire story too.

  • Reading Pains
    Written by Tracey Wood M.Ed, author and children's reading specialist. A simple, friendly site for parents and teachers of children who struggle with reading and writing. Down to earth practical advice, genuine case studies.

  • Reading Rockets - Teaching Reading Strategies for Kids
    Offers a wealth of strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn to read. Also includes exercises, assessments, and additional support to help parents and teachers work with struggling readers who require additional work on basic reading skills and reading comprehension development.

  • Reading Rockets - Teaching Reading Strategies for Kids
    Offers a wealth of strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn to read. Also includes exercises, assessments, and additional support to help parents and teachers work with struggling readers who require additional work on basic reading skills and reading comprehension development.

  • Reading With Kids
    Reading can be fun for pre-readers, children learning to read, and established readers. Parents can use activities to make learning to read exciting as well as educational.

  • Scientology Effective Solutions - Advancing Literacy and Education
    Scientology solutions to the failures of education and wide spread illiteracy. Find out what can be done to improve education, using the study technology developed by L. Ron Hubbard.

  • Scientology Helped Me: Tom Cruise
    Article on how Scientology has helped Tom Cruise overcome his learning disability.

  • SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) / Oregon Children's Foundation
    SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is a book and reading program serving over 11,200 children in public schools in Oregon's lowest-income neighborhoods. More than 9,000 adult volunteers read with SMART children for just one hour a week. Visit our site to get involved!

  • Reading A-Z
    Everything needed to teach a child to read is available on this Web site. Over 200 books, hundreds of lesson plans , worksheets and lots more.

  • ABC Decode
    ABCc and 123 dEcode helps people with illiteracy

  • A Compact for Reading Guide and the School-Home Links
    A Compact for Reading is a written agreement among families, teachers, principals, and students to work together to help improve the reading skills of kindergarten through third grade children. A Compact for Reading Guide and the School-Home Links Reading Kit, are designed to help Compact partners set reading goals, and provide lessons and activities that allow children to accomplish these goals.

  • Advanced Reading
    Speed Reading Improvement Instruction for Student and Professional Proficiency Exams; Speedreading Courses for corporate training; reading efficiency speakers for associations and conferences.

  • AlphaGram
    Creative Tools For Teaching Reading And Writing.

  • America Reads
    The America Reads Challenge is a grassroots national campaign that challenges every American to help all our children learn to read.

  • America Reads
    America Reads is an initiative created by President Clinton which brings together a national team of volunteers to tutor children who are learning to read. Over the next five years this bi-partisan effort will recruit more than one million citizens to tutor and read to young children in small group settings. President Clinton's challenge is for all children to become literate by the completion of the third grade.

  • Basil Baker
    Basil Baker presents a literate site for bear lovers.

  • Beginning with Books
    Beginning with Books takes the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of low-income children and families throughout western Pennsylvania. In order to help low-income children realize their full potential, Beginning with Books has created innovative literacy programs that give families with young children access to the best and brightest books.

  • Best Books for Reluctant Readers
    Companion site to Laura backes' "Best Books for Kids Who (Think They) Hate To Read" Site offers listing of outstanding books for reluctant readers, articles, links & more.

  • BookPALS
    BookPALS is a unique all-volunteer literacy program. Professional actors visit public elementary schools in local neighborhoods to read aloud to children every week.

  • California Early Literacy Learning
    California Early Literacy Learning (CELL) and Extended Literacy Learning (ExLL) are professional development programs designed to help elementary teachers strengthen their teaching of reading and writing.

  • California Literacy Inc.
    California Literacy Inc. is the nation's oldest and largest statewide adult volunteer literacy organization. Its purpose is to establish literacy programs and to support them through tutor training, consulting, and ongoing education.

  • Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
    This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.

  • Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement
    CIERA's task goes beyond finding answers to persistent problems in reading through research to disseminating those solutions to people who impact children's early reading achievement: teachers, teacher educators, parents, policymakers, and others.

  • Childrens Literature Activities
    Children's Literature Activities for the Classroom.

  • Childrens Literature for Children
    CLC is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. CLC began in 1972 at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Georgia, as the first structured academic course in children's literature. Now CLC's programs are in hospitals and schools throughout the United States and in countries all over the world.

  • Closing The Gap
    A collection of articles on educating children with minimal or no communication skills. It includes information on classroom techniques for nonverbal children and the use of assistive technologies.

  • Colorado Talking Book Library
    A specialized library for the Blind, Physically Handicapped and any individuals with a Reading Disability.

  • Concept Oriented Reading Instruction
    This collaborative project between the University of Maryland and the Frederick County Public Schools focuses on the challenge of implementing integrated reading instruction in the elementary school curriculum. Concept Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI) is a reading instructional program designed to integrate reading strategy instruction and inquiry science in interesting and unique ways.

  • Crossing Borders: Multicultural Literature in the Classroom
    By the year 2020, one of every two students in the United States will be a person of color (Banks, 1991). Education must reflect this change by creating classrooms that encourage students of all ethnic and cultural groups to develop their talents to the fullest. Multicultural education should not, however, merely address literacy and academic achievement (Banks, 1994).

  • Early Literacy Development
    The terms beginning reading and writing or early literacy development actually include several phases of learning through which children progress in different ways and tempos. It is an exciting and complex process that usually occurs between the ages 5 through 8

  • eSylvan-Helping Kids Succeed
    eSylvan provides personalized instruction in reading and math to students in 3rd-9th grade. During each online lesson, your child speaks to and learns from one of our certified teachers--right from the convenience of home. Results are guaranteed.

  • Evansdale Public Library
    Webpage of the Evansdale Public Library located in Evansdale, Iowa.

  • Family Literacy Foundation
    Family Literacy Foundation's programs encourage parents and extended family members to read aloud with young children, with special emphasis on the first five years, for the educational and emotional benefits to all involved.

  • Free Read
    Dedicated to freely redistributing books to promote literacy.

  • Frontline Phonics
    Frontline Phonics is a complete beginning reading program for parents to teach their child to read at home. Frontline Phonics empowers you with the knowledge and tools to teach your child to read!

  • Gering Public Library
    Gering Public Library Home Page - Gering, Nebraska

  • Giggle Poetry
    Children's poetry by Meadowbrook Press. Lots of funny poems, poetry contests and more! Ideas for educators on teaching poetry in fun and interesting ways.

  • Grade Level Reading Lists
    Reading lists, grade, grade level, children, reading levels, grade lists, teacher lists, best children's books, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 3rd grade.

  • Grammar Helper
    Quality Sites that contain information about English Grammar and Grammar Resources.

  • Hedgehog Children's Books and Literacy
    Hedgehogbooks.com is a teacher-created children's bookshop with reviews, grade-level reading lists, and online teacher assistance with choosing books and with reading/literacy problems.

  • Help for Your Struggling Reader
    This four week consultation course will guide you step by step through evaluation exercises, then offer information, ideas, and personal guidance from an experienced teacher to help your child become more successful in reading.

  • Helping Your Child Learn to Read
    This book focuses primarily on what you can do to help children up to 10 years of age. During these years you can lay the foundation for your child to become a lifelong reader. In the first section, you will find some basic information about reading to your child.

  • Helping Your Child Learn to Read
    U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement Guide to Helping Your Child Learn to Read.

  • Help Kids Read
    Free information for you to help all children with reading.

  • Help Your Child Learn to Write Well
    Parents simple and fun strategies for helping their children learn to write well--and to enjoy doing it!

  • Help Your Child Read
    Helping with your children's reading

  • Hesston Public Library
    Homepage of the Hesston Public Library, Hesston, Kansas.

  • Imaginary Lands
    Promoting Children's Literature for a Better World

  • International Reading Association
    The International Reading Association is a professional membership organization dedicated to promoting high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction, disseminating research and information about reading, and encouraging the lifetime reading habit.

  • Kids Open Book
    The On-Line Review of Children's Books and Multimedia

  • KidsOrg.com
    Search engine for people who can't spell

  • KidsPage
    Multnomah County Library's Web site for kids. Booklists, bookgroups, links to reading sites, fun games, holiday, parenting sites, kids health and safety links, homework help, homeschooling links and family activities to do around Portland Oregon.

  • Lesson Plans for Children's Books
    K-12 Literature Lesson Plans & Classroom Activities

  • Literacy Volunteer Connection
    Support, Advice, and Opportunities for Reading Volunteers.

  • Literacy Volunteer Connection
    Over seventy pages of resources and inspiration for the teaching of reading. Be sure to see our "Especially for Parents" section.

  • Literature Based Reading Lessons
    This page by an elementary teacher features biographies, Bible stories, and songs for children

  • Literature Based Reading Lessons
    Literature Based Reading Lessons - features phonics-based reading lessons for elementary students using many popular stories.

  • Magic Door
    Magic Door is the Proven Phonics based reading Program

  • Missouri Writes For Kids
    Literacy and creativity by introducing young readers to Missouri authors and their books.

  • Motheread Inc.
    Motheread - nonprofit organization offering training, literacy clsses, curriculum development, and projects.

  • National Advice Centre for Children with Reading Difficulties
    This unique organisation located in the UK, offers help with the education of primary and secondary aged children who have special needs in accessing literacy and literature.

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
    The NCCIL is a unique example of the power of a community committed to children and literacy.

  • National Center for Family Literacy
    The National Center for Family Literacy is a nonprofit educational organization with 501(c)(3) status headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. It was founded in 1989 through a grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust and has as its mission the advancement and support of family literacy services for families across the United States through programming, training, research, advocacy, and dissemination of information about family literacy.

  • National Childrens Safety Books
    The online Childrens' Safety Education "book-club" for Schools and in the home.

  • National Literacy Trust
    The National Literacy Trust is a charity set up in 1993 to work in partnership with others to enhanceliteracy standards in the UK through reading promotion, research, campaigns and online resources.

  • National Reading Styles Institute
    NRSI is a research-based educational organization dedicated to improving literacy.

  • National Writing Project
    The mission of the National Writing Project (NWP) is to improve the teaching of writing and improve learning in the nation's schools. Through its professional development model, the National Writing Project recognizes the primary importance of teacher knowledge, expertise, and leadership.

  • Nurturing Your Young Reader
    This online class will help parents and care providers learn about the process of learning to read and provide lots of hands-on activity ideas to support children's learning. There are twelve lessons, and the course is self-paced. Register anytime!

  • Raising A Reader
    As parents and caregivers, you can help lay down the foundation for a love of reading and nurture children's development. Here are some things you can do to raise a lifelong reader...

  • Read In
    The Read In Foundation, Inc. created The Read In! to promote and encourage global literacy and the use of telecommunications technology in education. We achieve our goals through partnerships with public and private educational institutions, corporations, governments, and private citizens worldwide.

  • Reading and Language Information Centre
    RALIC provides a wide range of resources and services for schools, including publications, conferences, in-service training and a vast database of children's books.

  • Reading is Fundamental
    Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF) develops and delivers children's and family literacy programs that help prepare young children for reading and motivate school-age children to read.

  • Reading Is Fundamental, UK
    RIF promotes the fun and fundamentals of reading by providing free books for children to choose and keep at no cost to them or their families.

  • Reading Olympics
    Reading Olympics is a fun interactive yearlong reading program focuses on helping children establish daily goals and learning the benefits of reading.

  • Reading Reform Foundation
    Did you know, there are schools in both the state and private sectors, where for many years, virtually every child has achieved consistently high levels of reading, writing and spelling skills?

  • Reading Tips -English
    You are your children's first teacher. According to the National Institute of Education, the most important thing you can do to help your children succeed in school is to read aloud to them. Reading to your children makes them feel respected and part of your world. It builds their self-esteem. Reading aloud to your children stimulates their minds, strengthens their imaginations, and makes them curious about the world. Reading aloud will help them to understand words, master language and enable them to arrive at school feeling confident.

  • Reading Workshop
    Elementary School Website features online tutorials in reading comprehension strategies and free reading comprehension and content area practice sheets for you to use with your child or students.

  • Rolling Readers
    California program that brings books to children in need of a little extra boost to improve their literacy

  • SmartWriters
    SmartWriters.com offers professional writers and illustrators a host of resources, including market lists, interviews, book reviews, publisher contacts, professional writers directory, promotional tips, and much more.

  • Spelling it Right
    Spelling it Right - Learn to Spell Confidently Help, free worksheets and advice from an experienced English teacher.

  • Spelling Police
    Literacy & spelling through phonics: Teach your child to read, write, & spell using phonics. Our mission is to promote the highest standard of literacy on the World Wide Web by education & enforcement.

  • Taking Grades
    Taking Grades Publishing Company provides teachers, parents, or tutors with reading comprehension tests and answer sheets. Visit our web site for a detailed list of available book tests and more information.

  • Teaching Struggling Readers
    Reading Rockets will use TV, video, print, and the Web to help the millions of children in America who have serious problems learning how to read.

  • Teach Your Baby To Read
    Verbal Graphics offers products for first grade through 12th grade students at this web site, as well as products for public schools through verbalgraphics.com

  • Texas Reading
    The Texas Family Literacy Center is a resource center dedicated to enhancing literacy growth for both children and adults within the context of families.

  • The Alphabet Superhighway
    The Alphabet Superhighway, under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Education's READ*WRITE*NOW! Initiative, assists secondary and upper elementary students to create, locate, and communicate information through active learning, guided discovery, mentoring, competitions, and other on-line activities.

  • The Reading Connection
    A literacy Outreach Program for Children Living in Shelters.

  • Time to Read
    Time To Read, Time Warner's volunteer literacy program trains employee and community volunteers as tutor/mentors and pairs them children and adults seeking to improve their literacy skills.

  • Volunteer Reading Help
    Volunteer Reading Help (VRH) recruits and trains volunteers from the local community to help primary schoolchildren who lack confidence with reading

  • Waynesboro-Wayne County Library System
    The only public library in Wayne County, MS in a population of 20,000 residents. Features an unique genealogy collection as it is the third oldest county in the state of Mississippi.

  • Welcome To Muncie Public Library
    Muncie Public Library is in Muncie, Indiana. We are dedicated to providing current information on all types of subjects. Visit our kids'page for links to teacher helps, parent's info and fun things for kids to do.

  • Wisconsin State Reading Association
    Welcome! Wisconsin State Reading Association An Organization for Reading Professionals Promoting Excellence in Reading

  • World Book Day
    World Book Day is about helping children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

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