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Biblionasium : free social network for young readers
https://www.biblionasium.com/
Bibionasium is a social book site for young children and students.
Social networks similar to Goodreads and Shelfari
BiblioNasium is a book recommendation service for kids by kids.
It's also provides online reading logs for students to use when reading and working on books. If you need a specific book in a specific reading level, this website can be of service, as well.

READ REVIEW
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myON reader : A Complete Literacy Program
http://www.myon.com/
myON reader allows students to choose what books they like to read anytime, anywhere from the largest collection of thousands of enhanced digital books.
Free 30 day trial.
myON reader is a complete literacy solution that reinvents student reading.
Providing anytime, anywhere access to thousands of award-winning digital books, myON reader recommends content to readers at their interest and at their level.
Students become immersed in reading titles targeted specifically for them. With features only digital content can offer, like spoken word audio to model fluency, sentence highlighting and an embedded dictionary, students and educators agree—it’s magical. myON reader takes literacy one step further.
Now the iPad, Android tablets, and other mobile devices * can leverage the entire myON reader program, allowing students to read wherever they are. Now, with the myON app, students don’t even need Internet access; they can download up to 20 books for an offline reading experience, leading to unlimited opportunities for reading growth.
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8 Apps to Make You a Better Reader
http://mashable.com/2013/11/09/apps-for-readers/
8 Apps to Make You a Better Reader
How many books did you read last year? If your answer is more than one, congratulations: you're more well-read than about 25% of Americans over age 16, according to a 2012 Pew Internet survey.
Ironically, as we become more surrounded by words in the digital age, less of us are finding time to actually read them. The good news is that your smartphone or tablet can help.
Whether you'd like to read more, faster or some combination of the two, these apps will light your path to wisdom.
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Rewordify [Reading & Interactive Comprehension]
http://rewordify.com/
Rewordify.com: improving literacy worldwide
Rewordify.com is powerful, free, online reading comprehension and vocabulary development software. It helps people understand difficult English faster, helps them learn words in new ways, and helps teachers create high-interest learning materials from any English text passage.
here is no program to buy. There is no app. There is no site license. There is nothing to install. Just point any Internet-connected computer, tablet, or smartphone to Rewordify.com and the learning begins. The site does not display ads and does not collect any personal information, for a distraction-free, school-safe learning environment.
Our Smart Highlighting builds vocabulary in new ways. (Hover your mouse over, or tap, the highlighted words to see how it works.)
When you enter (or paste in) a block of text (or a web page), Rewordify.com analyzes the entire block of text—all at once—and finds all the hard words and phrases. Then, it simplifies and Smart Highlights those hard words and phrases, helping users understand and learn in new ways.
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Filter your Google search results by reading level
https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/1095407?hl=en
Did you know that you can filter your Google search results by reading level?
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Shamblesguru's Live Twitter Stream
https://twitter.com/shamblesguru
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SubText : iPad App to support Reading
http://www.subtext.com/
SubText : iPad App to support Reading
Turn any book or document into a digital classroom.
Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts.
You can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes—opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills.
Download the App for the iPad

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Inspiring Reading on Mobile Devices
http://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/inspiring-reading-with-mobile-devices
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Free Thinking Hat Activities For Reading
http://www.free-guided-reading.com/
Free Thinking Hat reading worksheets for young readers.
The site focuses on providing worksheets for the different ways to read, such as finding facts, the positives, the negatives, the creative approach and what characters are feeling.
It is all rounded off with a mind map of all they have learnt. Comments and suggestions welcome.
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100 Books Every Child Should Read Before Growing Up
http://100bookseverychildshouldreadbeforegrowingup.com
100 Books Every Child Should Read Before Growing Up
An exploration of children's literature through a selection of 100 wonderful books. Written for parents, librarians, teachers, and anyone else who loves to read to children.
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SlimeKids
http://www.slimekids.com/
SlimeKids features a huge collection of book trailers organized by year of publication and also by grade level.
In addition, the site provides easy access for students to explore author websites and read book reviews.
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Reading Resources Curated at Scoop IT
http://www.scoop.it/t/reading-strategies
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How To: Reading Aloud
http://www.memfox.net/reading-magic-and-do-it-like-this#
How To: Reading Aloud
An American father once said to me: "So how do you do this read aloud thing?"
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Literacy Assessment Online (Free to Schools)
http://www.literacyassessment.co.uk/
Literacy Assessment Online (Free to Schools)
This standardised literacy assessment system was created with funding from the UK Literacy Association (Government advisory service) and as such has been available as a free resource to schools in the UK.
"... we have no problem expanding this outside of the UK at no cost - free."
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Byliner
http://byliner.com/
Byliner is a publishing company and social network built around great stories.
On Byliner.com, readers can discover, share, and discuss articles with a community of fellow readers, receive personalized recommendations, and follow their favorite writers — ensuring that they never miss a great read. Byliner.com also acts as a platform for writers, enabling them to connect directly with their audience.
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21st Century Literacy project
http://21stcenturylit.org/
21st Century Literacy project
21st Century Literacy can mean many things, but basically it is the skills students need to succeed in school and the workplace in today’s world. Our focus is on the reading and writing skills teenagers need and can be taught using journalistic methods and new digital tools. Other educational groups focus on other elements of 21st Century literacy, including digital media production, transmedia, and content creation. We choose to focus on text, and our curricular units will help you to do so in your classroom.
21st Century Literacy can mean many things, but basically it is the skills students need to succeed in school and the workplace in today’s world. Our focus is on the reading and writing skills teenagers need and can be taught using journalistic methods and new digital tools. Other educational groups focus on other elements of 21st Century literacy, including digital media production, transmedia, and content creation. We choose to focus on text, and our curricular units will help you to do so in your classroom.
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Copia
http://www.thecopia.com/
Copia, the world’s first social reading experience — reading, learning and sharing all in one.
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Phonics workbooks and supporting materials
http://www.funfonix.com
Phonics workbooks and supporting materials
There are phonics workbooks to print for K-2 reading programs. The site has other printables to support a phonics program for young readers.
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The Lexile Framework for Reading
http://www.lexile.com/findabook/
The idea behind The Lexile Framework for Reading is simple: if we know how well a student can read and how hard a specific book is to comprehend, we can predict how well that student will likely understand the book.
When used together, Lexile measures help a reader find books and articles at an appropriate level of difficulty (visit Find a Book ), and determine how well that reader will likely comprehend a text. You also can use Lexile measures to monitor a reader's growth in reading ability over time.
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Reading for Life
http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/
Reading for Life promotes the benefits of reading at all stages of life, to provide opportunities, health, family happiness and overall enjoyment.
It's come out of the 2008 National Year of Reading.
So we have sections of the site for kids, teenagers, families and adults, that will capture your imagination and show that reading is for you.
If you are a literacy professional, teacher or librarian, or are looking for information on literacy policy and research, try our parent site the National Literacy Trust.
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BookGlutton
http://www.bookglutton.com/
BookGlutton ... a social network for those who like to read books.
Reading online.
"We set out to create a better way to read on-line; our goal was to make something different, engaging, intelligent and digital."
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18 Reasons Not to Use Accelerated Reader
http://bit.ly/bdS2nA
18 Reasons Not to Use Accelerated Reader
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a simple software concept that was at the right time (late 1980s) and right place (public schools during a transition from whole language to phonics instruction) that has simply grown into an educational monolith ....
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Kidsmomo
http://www.kidsmomo.com
Kidsmomo is dedicated to motivating kids to read for pleasure.
We created Kidsmomo to share our individual book recommendations and musings directly with young readers (ages 8-13). And we’ve also included a way for kids to share their personal book recommendations and musings with each other.
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The Book Whisperer
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/book_whisperer/
"Donalyn Miller is a 6th grade language arts and social studies teacher in Texas who is said to have a "gift": She can turn even the most reluctant (or in her words "dormant") readers into students who can't put their books down.
After responding to reader questions in her popular, "Creating Readers" Ask The Mentor column, Donalyn has returned to blog.
She will write about how to inspire and motivate student readers, and respond to issues facing teachers and other leaders in the literacy field."
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Text to Speech ... software and online apps
http://www.shambles.net/pages/staff/textspeech/
Text to Speech (Voice) utilities can be useful assistive tools for students when reading.
For a list of applications visit this section on the Shambles website.
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BookGlutton
http://bookglutton.com/
BookGlutton
We set out to create a better way to read on-line; our goal was to make something different, engaging, intelligent and digital.
Our intent: build an experience that is simultaneously a book group, a computer, and a book.
We believe firmly that people want to read, annotate and discuss, right there, immersed in the text. That’s the best time to talk about a book. We also respect the solitary side to reading: people should have the chance to tune out the community.
We wanted it to be attractive, too; to be an experience. It was designed for the laptops people carry to their coffee shops, and meant for the network, not the desktop.
Finally, it had to be something we’d want to use.
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Bookwink
http://bookwink.com
Bookwink's mission is to inspire kids to read. Through podcasting and web video, we hope to connect kids in Grades 3 through 8 with books that will make them excited about reading.
The videos are approximately 3 minutes long and are updated monthly. Each video booktalk is about a different topic, and additional read-alikes can be found on the Bookwink website. You can look for books by subject, grade level, author or title. We are constantly updating the booklists with our newest favorite books.
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Letters that have pictures in them
http://alphabet.mypodcast.com/index.html
Learn to read using letters that have pictures in them. Each word and letter has been hand drawn, originally made to help a student who was having trouble learning his letters. The method seemed to work very well.
The drawings were languishing in a drawer, but now I'm making them into an audio book, using short podcasts to accompany the words.
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The National Reading Styles Institute
http://www.nrsi.com/
The National Reading Styles Institute is a research-based educational organization dedicated to improving literacy. Located on Long Island in Syosset, New York, NRSI offers a wide selection of Reading Styles products and employs the services of an extensive network of consultants and trainers who are located throughout the United States.
The Carbo Reading Styles Program, developed by NRSI founder Marie Carbo, has received National Validations as a research-based language arts program and an outstanding school reform model that produces consistently high achievement results.
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Will Smith .. Running and Reading (The Key to Life)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=KEMEBBwO6J8
Will Smith .. comment on Reading (video)
A video I made featuring Will's inspirational speech after winning at the 2005 Kid's Choice Awards... accompanied by an awesome instrumental (For Da Love of Da Game) from DJ Jazzy Jeff's 2002 Album, The Magnificent. ... (more) (less)
Running and Reading (The Key to Life)
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Lovereading4schools
http://www.lovereading4schools.co.uk/
Lovereading4schools is an opportunity for teachers, parents and children to come together, share and experience the simple pleasures of the written word via the World Wide Web.
Schools and teachers want to develop exciting and varied reading lists for pupils...
Parents want to buy books that are on their school's reading list, and that their children like...
And everybody wants children to love reading... Lovereading4schools can help!
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Accelerated Reading Powerpoint for Parents
http://tinyurl.com/lyr64
Accelerated Reading Powerpoint for Parents | Accelerated Reader Powerpoint | AR |
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ZAP Reader
http://www.zapreader.com/
ZAP Reader
ZAP Reader is a web based speed reading program that will change the way you read on your computer.
Beta testers report reading twice as much in half the time—that's a 300% increase in reading speed, without any loss in comprehension! There is nothing to install, it works with most popular browsers, and it's totally free!
If you have some text that you want to read fast, copy it onto your computer's clipboard, click this link, and follow the instructions to Zap read that text.
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Spreeder : free online speed reader (trainer)
http://www.spreeder.com/
Spreeder : free online speed reader
The Spreeder webapp trains you to increase your reading speed by displaying single words in succession at a high rate.
The purpose behind apps like these is to train our minds to get rid of all the other distractions. So, by having a steady input of text, we erase our dependency on backtracing.
By increasing the reading speed, subvocalization can't keep up and eventually goes away... we don't need to subvocalize to process information, as much as we may think we do.
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The Reading Matrix
http://www.readingmatrix.com/
The Reading Matrix
Our goal at The Reading Matrix is to offer a dynamic and innovative online forum for the exploration and discussion of the study and teaching of reading in both traditional academic and hypertextual environments like the World-Wide Web.
The Reading Matrix is a site consisting of computer mediated and online materials designed specifically to meet the language needs of the ESL/international student population as well as English-speaking students enrolled in colleges and universities.
The primary goal of this web site is to prepare students to successfully manage the academic reading undertaken at colleges and universities.
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Reader 2
http://reader2.com/
Reader 2
This site allows you to keep an online social list of the books you read and/or recommend.
After you sign up you can add books to your unique list. You can view anyone else's books and they can view yours.
Extra user-defined data can be added to each book entry to organize and describe the book further such as descriptions, link, and tags. You can use tags to categorize (and thus organize) books so that you and others using this site will have an easier time finding new and interesting books.
| free | web 2.0 |
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The Textmapping Project
http://www.textmapping.org/
The Textmapping Project
Textmapping is a graphic organizer technique that can be used to teach reading comprehension and writing skills, study skills, and course content.
This site is a free resource for teachers, homeschoolers, and education researchers.
On this site, we provide lesson guides [http://www.textmapping.org/lessonGuides.html], opportunities to network [http://www.textmapping.org/network.html] with other teachers, homeschoolers, and education researchers, links to research [http://www.textmapping.org/research.html] on reading comprehension skills instruction, and free teacher training [http://www.textmapping.org/teacherTraining.html] resources for teacher-trainers, workshop presenters, and schools of education.
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Reading Improvement : online video
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/videos/index.html
Reading Improvement : online video
Reading Improvement - strategies for improving reading rate and comprehension
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Kindergarten : Open Court Reading program
http://www.opencourtresources.com/ocr/gradek/
Open Court Resources.com is the largest collection of free, teacher-created resources to supplement the Open Court Reading program as well as strategies for promoting literacy, helping English Language Learners
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One More Story (subscription service)
http://www.onemorestory.com/
One More Story is a library of the best of children's classic and contemporary literature. The library is designed for children between the ages of two and nine. Through a simple process, children will be able to choose a book, see the illustrations and have the book read to them.
One More Story is offering the I Can Read It option for children who have begun to read. By clicking on the "I" button the soundtrack is turned off. When a child reads a book, if there is a word that is unfamiliar, the child can place the cursor on any word of the text and that word will be highlighted. Then by clicking the mouse, the highlighted word will be spoken by the narrator.
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Open Court Reading program K-6 Resources
http://www.needleworkspictures.com/ocr/
Open Court Reading program
Open Court Resources.com provides both original resources and links to external resources to assist teachers of the Open Court Reading program. All resources on the site are free and organized by grade level and Open Court Reading unit.
Every attempt has been made to make the site compatible with all editions of the Open Court Reading program. In fact, all of the units included here can be used as thematic units by elementary school teachers of any grade and any basal reader. Resources are intended to appeal to students of multiple learning modalities and English Language Learners.
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Doodle Splash : Online Interactive Tool
http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/index.asp
Doodle Splash
Teaching K-8 students to visualize what they are reading and to create graphic symbols helps them develop as readers. Doodle Splash interactive combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking about a text by pairing an online drawing space with writing prompts that encourage students to make connections between their visual designs and the text. The tool can be used for whole-class discussion of a short story (or part of a novel), small-group work, or individually, where students use doodles, symbols, drawings, shapes, and colors to construct a graphic of their story or chapter.
After completing their individual or group images, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment.
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Book Adventure
http://www.bookadventure.org/
Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes.
Book Adventure was created by the Sylvan Learning Foundation and is sponsored by Sylvan Learning, Inc.
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A Model Lesson Plan for Teaching Phonics
http://www.teach-nology.com/tutorials/teaching/phonics/
A Model Lesson Plan for Teaching Phonics
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Four main methods used to teach reading
http://teachingtreasures.com.au/homeschool/reading-methods/reading-methods.htm
Four main methods used to teach children how to read are explained below. This is a guide only and if you wish to teach your child to read you must work out which methods suit you and your child. You may like to try each one for a few weeks and record the results or you can combine two or more methods together like the 'phonics' and the 'look and say' method.
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Speed Reading Test
http://www.geniuszone.com/speed_reading_test.php
Speed Reading Test
Check your reading speed to evaluate whether you need Reading Genius or not. We provide a speedreading test for you on this page. Simply click the Start button and read the article at your own level of difficulty. When you finish reading, just click on Stop Reading button. We will evaluate your reading speed immediately.
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Reading Genius
http://www.geniuszone.com/rg_home.php
Reading Genius doesn't just show you how to read faster or even to remember what you read - It teaches you a whole new way of learning! Reading Genius shows you how you can benefit from new brain research performed over the last 25 years and has revealed some astonishing breakthroughs.
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Reading : Paper vs Computer
http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/comptext.htm
Students who read essays on a computer screen found the text harder to understand, less interesting and less persuasive than students who read the same essay on paper, a study has found.
Researchers had 131 undergraduate students read two articles that had appeared in Time magazine - some read from the magazine, some read the exact same text after it had been scanned into a computer.
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Readability Test
http://www.juicystudio.com/fog/index.asp
Readability Test
Gunning Fog, Flesch Reading Ease, and Flesch-Kincaid are reading level algorithms that can be helpful in determining how readable your content is. Reading level algorithms only provide a rough guide, as they tend to reward short sentences made up of short words. Whilst they're rough guides, they can give a useful indication as to whether you've pitched your content at the right level for your intended audience.
Readability Tests | Readability of a Website | Readability of a local HTML Document | Interpreting the Results | Gunning-Fog Index | Flesch Reading Ease | Flesch-Kincaid grade level |
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Learn to Read
http://www.abc-read.com/
Learn to Read | Develop a Reading Strategy | Use Fun Reading Games | Tips for Parents |
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