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Reading, Phonics, and Literature Web Links and Supplements
Graphite is a site that hosts teacher reviews and ratings for online games and websites as well as apps that is free with no registration required.
KinderTown is a website that reviews apps for iPads and iPhones, providing an easy interface for finding useful educational apps for ages 3 to 8. See my brief review of KinderTown here.
- Magnetic AlphaBoard
Many reading readiness programs fail to include or suggest one of the most valuable tools for helping children learn letters and sounds—movable alphabets. A movable alphabet consists of letters of the alphabet —plastic, wooden, posterboard, magnetic, sandpaper, felt, etc. The Magnetic AlphaBoard is one possible solution.
free online site that helps you find games, videos, and software by grade level, subject area, standards covered
- Sight Words Games
free online Sight Words Games
- The Shakespeare Study Guide
This free website by Michael Cummings has plot summaries for all of Shakespeare's plays plus themes, settings, character descriptions, historical background and much more.
- WatchKnowLearn Videos for Reading and Phonics
WatchKnowLearn catalogs hundreds of free educational videos "Wiki-style" in both broad and sub-categories so it's easy to search. There are sub-categories for phonics, reading skills, literature, and reference skills.