Here are a list of useful websites and read aloud resources for parents, families, teachers and tutors working with young readers.

Useful Websites

  • Colorín Colorado

    Information, activities, and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners.

  • GreatKids

    A free, mobile-friendly stream of advice and activities that helps you guide your child to educational success in and out of the classroom, including Milestones, a free online collection of videos aimed at helping parents understand grade-level expectations in grades K-12.

  • Mustard Seed Books

    Based in Oakland, California, Mustard Seed Books is a project to design and distribute public domain books for early readers.  Users can download and print books at the Mustard Seed site or contact them to request a sampler set of 10 books covering a range of levels and genres.

  • Reading A-Z

    Reading A-Z’s website has thousands of downloadable, projectable, printable teacher materials, including leveled readers. All materials are correlated to Common Core Standards. Free samples, a 14-day trial, and ordering information are available online.

  • Reading Rockets

    Reading Rockets provides free reading resources for parents and educators of kids in preschool through third grade.

  • ReadWriteThink

    ReadWriteThink provides educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.

Read Aloud Resources

Download the tip sheets provided courtesy of Literacy Lab (in English and Spanish)

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