Reading WebsitesHere are some wonderful websites for practicing your reading skills:(Your username and password is given to you by your Special Education Teacher).(Teacher username and your password is given to you by your Special Education Teacher).Username: centralas Password: booksUsername: caslibrary Password: casThis website is very similar to TumbleBooks!(International Children's Digital Library)- Students can discover books from around the world. This website has books from different countries. Students/teachers or parents can select "short, medium or long books" and also the "age group" or language they would prefer when searching for books. There is an option at the top right corner of the website page to translate the entire webpage into a certain language. This website is wonderful for ESL students, students learning a new language or students who would like to learn about books from other countries!Storynory has a collection of classic audio stories. Students can select which story they would like to listen to, click on the play button and read along since the text is provided on the screen. You are also given the option to download the audio books to your computer and translate the text into different languages (great for ESL students!)After registering for a free account, students will have access to over 300 children's audio books. Some books have the text and other books do not provide the text, but students can still click on the play button to listen to the stories. There is a "zoom" option to make the screen larger and also a bookmark icon. When a book is opened on the screen, some books have an "activity" option where students are given quick fun activities about that specific book to aide in comprehension of the reading.
This website offers online reading passages for all ages (elementary-SAT practice) and all different abilities. A teacher, parent or student makes a log-in account for FREE, and the best part, they can have an unlimited amount of students under their account. Students are given a pre-test, which starts out on a third grade level (it's a hard pre-test). Based on how they do, the program starts them out lower or higher on their individualized reading level. If the child does well, the passages get more difficult, and if they struggle, they get easier. This website is linked to the Common Core State Standards. The Lexile levels are also given on this website. My favorite part about this website is that teachers can log in and look up any student's progress report. It gives graphs on how each student is doing with certain Common Core questions, their progression in grade level texts, etc., which can easily be printed.Here is the link to Frequently Asked Questions about the site: