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myON Offers Access to Thousands of Enhanced Digital Books

Through the Utah Reads! initiative, students and their families across the state will have unlimited access to reading material on myON, giving families an opportunity to share rich literacy experiences together regardless of their socioeconomic status or whether or not there is a proficient reader in the home. This trial will continue until January 31, 2014.

Parent Guides for English Language Arts
Family literacy includes shared conversation at home, daily family reading, modeling of good listening and writing, and visits to the library. This guide also provides parents with activities they can do with their children to support their literacy development.

Between the Lions - Stories
A list of stories from Between the Lions PBS show.

100 Picture Books that Everyone Should Know  This is a list of award-winning, classic and modern picture books.

Children's Book Council
The Children's Book Council, Inc. is the nonprofit trade association of publishers and packagers of trade books and related materials for children and young adults.

Children's Literature Web Guide
The Children's Literature Web Guide is an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults.

Especially for Parents Reading Tips
A list of tips for parent on how to get children excited about reading.

Family FUNdamentals Home Learning  Activities
A child’s ability to succeed in school takes a partnership—one that begins at home and continues in school. To increase learning and stop the summer learning decline, the Michigan Department of Education has developed summer literacy activities for preschool, pre kindergarten, and early elementary students to practice at home.

Great Websites for Kids
A list of web site approved by the Association for Library Service to children.

LEARN NC: Student Media Centers

The following are good resources by grade level.

1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade

PBS Kids
The PBS Kids site is funded in part by a Ready To Learn cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education.

National Center for Family Literacy
The National Center for Family Literacy creates educational and economic opportunity for the most at-risk children and parents.

Reading Between the Lions Parents Site
PBS' latest children's program about reading is one of the best you can find. Its parent's site is equally good with tips and tricks for busy parents, video clips demonstrating methods for helping children read, and a list of recommended books for kids.

Reading Rockets for Families
The following pages are a step-by-step guide to what parents can do to raise a reader.

Scholastic for Parents
A site for parents with resources to encourage a love of learning.

The Starfall learn-to-read website is offered free as a public service.

Suite 101 Reading
Here you'll find helpful articles, informative links for parents and links to safe sites where your kids can play with words. Everything found here will, in some way, guide and help you in encouraging your kids to read.

Word Build & Bank
Word Build & Bank provides a simple, engaging way for students to generate dozens of different words by first choosing an ending (for example -an, -ed, -at, -op) and then adding a beginning letter or blend.