Early Literacy

Early Literacy

Alphabet Action– Nice alphabet drill for pre-K and Kindergarten

Alphabet ZooAn entertaining interactive game for early elementary students who are learning how to match their upper and lowercase letters.
Between the Lions The site from the PBS Kids TV show. Full of language arts games and reading. Some very good phonics exercises here!
Book Adventure– a fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read, and earn prizes for their reading success.
Children’s Books Online-This online library of illustrated books is a volunteer-driven project. It has grown slowly since 1996 from the work of a single man and a handful of books, to a vibrant volunteer-driven organization publishing new books and translations every week.
Crayon Kid’s Sitehas some rather neat stuff for kids of all ages
CrickWeb-253 free educational interactive teaching resources and activities for Primary/Elementary Schools.77 free to use fun kids games/activities for kids aged 4 – 11.165 plus links to free interactive teaching activities, educational games, image and software resources. Suitable for use on an IWB, PC or Mac at school.
Early Learning– This page features early learning websites for young toddlers and preschoolers. Fun ways to introduce your toddler to their ABCs, 123s, shapes and colors with great games, downloads and flash cards.
Free Children Stories “The goal of our site is to provide original stories, to promote free reading for children.” This site features original, illustrated short stories, with new stories regularly added. New front page now breaks down stories by grade level. If you haven’t seen this site lately, they now have 46 stories (July 2009.)
FunFonixFunFonix (it’s the pronunciation that counts!) has a variety of early elementary phonics worksheets and online phonics games. Their worksheets are completely customizable!
LearnEnglish Kids “LearnEnglish Kids is for children who are learning English. Find games, songs, stories and lots of activities – and learn English too.” Games, printables, online songs, stories to read, more.
List of U.S. government websites especially for students, parents and educatorsHere’s a list of links to websites that are both educational and fun. For students (grade school-highschool), parents, and teachers
Oxford Owl-an award-winning free website packed with expert advice, top tips, eBooks and activities to help you support your child’s reading and math at home.
Phonics Student Online ComponentsSadlier Phonics has a number of grade-appropriate online games and activities for students PreK-6.
RoomRecess-focused on providing children with free educational games. Our games reinforce important skills that are vital to elementary students and their learning process. Because our educational games are free, students do not have to sign up or hold an account with us. Children can simply load up an activity and have fun learning while they play!
Seussville-Because everyone loves Dr. Seuss… This website is full of interactive whiteboard-friendly games, activities, printables and ideas for lesson plans focusing on the subjects made interesting and accessible (and discussible!) by Dr. Suess’ stories.
Sesame Street-Sesame Street has a variety of activities that help students work on basic skills like counting, forming sentences, recognizing different shapes and objects, etc.
StarfallThis website is a free resource for young students to practice letters and sounds! Its phonics-based approach is perfect for PreK, kindergarten, first grade and second grade.
TheColorTheColor is home to hundreds of free online coloring pages that don’t even have to be printed. Everything is interactive and done online! Your pages can be saved to your gallery and shared with your students’ families. This is a great activity for students who finish early.