Website Suggestions for Grades 2-3

The following list contains some of my favorite websites (for reading, writing, spelling and vocabulary practice).

Starfall
http://www.starfall.com
This site is great for children of all ages!  There are resources for early literacy as well as more confident readers.

Scholastic
http://www.scholastic.com
This website provides a large variety of resources for parents and students including reading strategies and ideas, interactive games and activities and a book search feature.

Vocabulary
http://www.vocabulary.co.il/
To reinforce vocabulary skills, this website provides many interactive games relating to a variety of concepts.

Book Adventure
http://www.bookadventure.org
Students can visit this website to find “just right” books to read.

PBS Kids
http://pbskids.org/lions/games
This website contains games, stories, and video clips for students as well as resources for parents.

Read, Write, Think
http://www.readwritethink.org
This website offers several resources for parents regarding ideas, games, printouts and tips according to grade level. Many different topics are addressed.

Spelling City
http://www.spellingcity.com
Interactive learning games related to spelling, word meaning and writing practice can be found by visiting this website.

Storyline Online
http://www.storylineonline.net

Stories are read aloud by Screen Actors Guild members on this website. Students can hear the words while they are viewing them.

Kids Know It Network
http://www.kidsknowit.com/
This website contains links to educational games and activities. The featured activity section changes frequently!

Reading is Fundamental
http://www.rif.org/
There are a lot of booklists, activities, tips and resources on this website.

Time for Kids
http://www.timeforkids.com/
This is a great website for nonfiction reading. Kids have access to the latest news and it’s all kid-friendly. Most articles are accompanied by a picture or two so that they can visualize what is happening in the story.

Quizlet
http://quizlet.com/
Quizlet is a site created by a student. You can create a free account and make your own flashcards/quizzes about the vocabulary you would like to practice.

Interactive Phonics and Word Study Center
http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/student.cfm
Practice phonics skills with online learning games, covering K through 6th grade such as long vowels,  digraphs, contractions and context clues.

Literactive

http://www.literactive.com
This website has lots of great reading resources for students in the early elementary grades.

We Give Books
http://www.wegivebooks.org/
Once you create a username, you will have access to many free online books.

Compact for Reading School Home Links
http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/index.html#links
This site contains 100 printable school to home activity sheets arranged by reading skill.