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Below are the best Web sites containing valuable and professionally produced resources for teaching reading. We shall continue to add to this list. If you know a Web site that deserves to be listed, let us know.

>> Learning Page | FREE
This site has thousands of downloadable worksheets suitable for preschool to Grade 3. They also have a selection of books which you can download, print and assemble, including the well-known Tommy Tales series.


>> ABC Teach | FREE plus a subscription section
They have more than 6,000 free printables, on subjects like Holidays, Word Walls, Portfolios,Theme units, Seasonal Units, Basics, and Shapebooks. Great for parents, teachers and homeschoolers. They also have a membership section ($35 a year) with more than 20,000 pages.

>> Reading A-Z | 30 FREE sample books, thousands more with subscription
The best deal for reading teachers on the Net. Thousands of leveled readers for guided reading. Try out the free books and see for yourself.
>> Kids Zone | FREE
Another site with lots of printable worksheets for preK to Grade 6. You can also create custom tracing pages in your choice of font (including cursive). Only downside with this site is that they have annoying pop-up ads but I guess they have toget income from somewhere to run the free site.
>> A to Z Teacher Stuff | FREE plus some chargable materials
A great site for lesson Plans and printables with themes, tips, printable Emergent readers and teacher Downloads. They have well attended discussion forums. Free materials but some downloadables you have to pay for.

>> French Property for Sale | FREE listings
French teachers-inexpensive property for sale in the sunny south of France.

>> School Express | FREE plus a subscription section
More than 8,000 worksheets and activity pages, 130 software programs, journal writing, funtime area, make awards, and more. They also have a membership section ($24.95 a year) with 165 thematic units and 230 eWorkbooks.
>> Reading-Now.com Printed books for sale
Reading-Now.com has resources to build the early fundamental skills of reading. (Dolch Sight Words, Decoding with Vowels & Syllables, Context Clues and a manual for Phonics Rules! The materials are written by veteran teacher and are useful for instruction, reinforcement or remediation.

>>America Reads Challenge FREE
Program seeks to have every American child reading well and independently by the end of 3rd grade. Site includes directory of program participants, resource kit, and information on getting involved.

>>Enchanted Learning | FREE plus a subscription section
A great site with masses of free resources, however it is not very well designed and you have to hunt for what you are looking for. In spite of the bad organization, this site is well worth a visit.
>>Billy Bear for Kids FREE
Another site with lots of free resources. The downside is tha advertising and pop-ups. I guess we have to put up with some inconvenience to get free stuff!

>>Book Adventure FREE
A reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. It offers recommended reading lists by grade level along with rewards for reading accomplishments.

>>The Catch Up Program UK Program for sale
Literacy intervention program designed for use with primary school children who have difficulty with reading and writing.

>>CyberGuides FREE, excellent
Standards-based, teacher-designed, Web-searching and writing/reading activities for K-12 students; based on core literature.

>>Guys Read FREE recommendations with links to Amazon books for sale
A site designed to get boys reading. Offeres a list of books recommended by the webmaster, children's author Jon Sczieska, and others suggested by visitors to the website.

>>MyRead FREE Australian
Strategies for teaching reading to children in the middle years.

>>Reading Comprehension FREE from RHL School
Includes weekly comprehension worksheets for upper elementary and middle school.

>>Comprehension Stories with Worksheets Some FREE plus subscription extras
EdHelper.com's reading comprehension stories combine reading, math, spelling, writing, and vocabulary skills.

>>The Reading Genie FREE, excellent
Links and lessons about learning to read including research based methods

>>Reading Matters: Tips at Home FREE
Presents tips for parents who wish to raise a child who not only can read, but will love reading for a lifetime. Site from the National Education Association .

>>Reading Rainbow FREE plus purchase CDs and videos of programs
Companion site to the PBS program provides classroom activities to accompany daily programs as well as information on annual young writers' and illustrators' competitions.

>>Reading Reform Foundation FREE
Includes online newsletters, subscription information, and links.

>>Reading Rockets FREE
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
The Reading Rockets project is comprised of PBS television programs, online services, and professional development opportunities.

>>ReadingLady.com FREE
The place where teachers can turn to find ready to go units, as well as information about reading and learning with other teachers. Lesson plans are ready to go in your classroom.

>>Succeed to Read FREE
Provides tips and techniques parents and teachers can use to teach children how to read.

>>Kids' Lab FREE
Provides practice for K-2 Reading comprehension, phonics skills and vocabulary development. Online quizzes and printable materials.

>>Carl's Corner FREE
Free reproducible reading and writing materials for parents and teachers. Created by a language arts specialist to provide instructional materials for word building and phonics, early literacy, and more!

>>Softschools.com Phonics for K-5 FREE
Useful for lesson plans, Language arts and social studies games for preschool to 5th grade.

>>The Reading Lesson FREE
Child-friendly reading program offers lots of FREE downloads, stories, and writing. Teach your child sounds of letters with a full online phonics movie.

>>Gigglepotz FREE
Gigglepotz.com provides teachers with free resources for the classroom. They have Bulletin Board ideas, web building competitions for students, Class Connect where classes can connect with schools all over the world, Phonics cards to print and more!

>>BookBox: Read along animation stories For sale but some FREE
Bilingual electronic books on DVD, CD, online in English, Spanish, French, Chinese & many languages. Helps pre-school, K-12, home-schooling, children and ESL or EFL students with reading, vocabulary, phonics, alphabet, foreign language learning.

>>Reading Programs FREE
News, resources, reviews and information about elementary reading programs. The site includes sections on Phonics, Guided Reading, Basal Programs, Talking Books, Reading Tutors, and more.

>>Literacy Connections FREE
Free information on reading, tutoring techniques, ESL literacy, and adult literacy. Useful resources for reading teachers and literacy volunteers. Topics include the language experience approach, phonics, and the best in children's literature.

>>Phonics 101 Cassette Tapes $129.95
Classic Phonics Program developed by reading specialist in Chicago and adopted by 1000s of schools and individuals. Also, 2 Musical Math Products.

>>Flipping For Phonics Flip Book $19.95
Make THOUSANDS OF WORDS with Flipping for Phonics®, an affordable phonics flip book used to teach children how to read the fun way.

>>Fonty Reading Lab Windows software $79.95
Students learn to read using this advanced phonics based software. Teach anyone to read. Talk to Fonty - and he answers back. Achieve English reading fluency after 15 hours.

>>Education Board Games at various prices
Educational Learning Games offers board games for kids in math, geography, phonics, strategy, logic, money, history, for kids and children of all ages.

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