Early Literacy Websites for
- CIERA's Center
for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement is a great place
to start when needing information about research and practice related
to effective early reading instruction.
Learning: The Early Years Connect for Kids provides links to many
resources about encouraging academic growth of young children.
The reference page about Literacy
and Reading points to several resources that encourage parents and
caregivers to instill a love of books and words
Loom's Early Literacy in Northeast and Early
Literacy Nationally links to many early literacy resources.
Institute for Literacy was created in 1991
to support the development of high-quality regional, state, and national
Literacy Trust from United Kingdom (click on site index and
select Early Years)
- Reading Coherence
Initiative promotes good early literacy instruction in grades K-2.
Available as part of this iniative is the K-2 Instructional Resource Database,
K-2 Reading Assessment Database,
downloadable documents on various early reading topics, and
a connection from the cognitive reading framework to state standards.
- Reading Pathfinder
is an organized list of online resources designed to answer questions
asked by parents, educators, caregivers, administrators, policy makers,
community members and reading experts to make easily accessible the
best available information on how to help children become competent
readers by about third grade.
- ReadyWeb from ERIC is an electronic
collection of school readiness resources for parents and educators like
Children Learn about Reading. Another helpful guide for reading
activities for children from infancy through age 10 from ReadyWeb is
Your Child Learn to Read by Bernice Cullinan and Brod Bagert.
Whole Child from PBS features many relevant
links to early childhood development and how it relates to literacy.
Online Documents about Early Literacy
Instructional Tips, Strategies and
Early Literacy Websites for Children
- Alfy The Kid's Portal
Playground features special sections for Poetry
and Rhyme, Initial
Sounds and Word Games, Fairy
Writing, and Storyville's
Learning is a perfect place for young children to explore with an
adult to learn something about almost everything they are interested
in. Craft ideas, fiction and non-fiction, teaching units, coloring pages,
geography, ,multilanguage dictionaries and much, much more.
- PBS Read Between
the Lions is an interactive companion website
to the new PBS early reading series. The website is updated weekly with
new activities coorelated to the television program.
Games are wonderfully interactive examples
of online "books" and activities that review readiness skills
in the context of fun exploration. The website covers all content areas
with a focus on literacy.
- Lil' Fingers
Storybooks are uniquely designed interactive storybooks, activities,
holiday sections and coloring pages for young children.
- Billy Bear4Kids
is a friendly online environment that encourages exploration with storybooks,
letter writing, animals, show and tell, holiday fun and lots more.
Reading Road Phonics Thinkquest created by teachers includes Bingo
and memory games to increase reading proficiency with younger students.
Be sure to visit the grade level sections for Preschool
and Grades K-2 for more ideas about literature
and online texts for early readers.
This page last updated by Julie Coiro on January 1, 2002.