Reading is an important skill that makes the learning process successful. It should be cultivated from the very young age of a student for successful educational ventures and top scores.
Following online reading resources are great tools for helping students in gaining reading fluency and speed and for enabling them to understand the subject matter at the very first glance.
1. Oxford Owl
This free website helps children’s especially of 3-11 ages. Oxford Owl has an ‘Expert Help’ tab in its Reading portion offering resources for helping students who struggle while reading in areas like phonics, punctuation and spelling. It also offers games and activities for reading. It also has a free e-book library.
2. Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering resources for reading struggles. In Reading Rockets, you find ‘Helping Struggling Readers’ page with a tool called ‘Target the Problem’. It helps parents identify the cause for the reading issues of their kids. It centers on problems related to phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency etc. If you click on ‘How to Help” page, you get suggestions for these issues.
Sponsored by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, ReadWriteThink offers “reading resources” for K-12 grades. It has ‘Parent and Afterschool’ Tab with a podcast section where book reviews for different ages are available. The site also offers tips, games, activities and projects for reading preparation.
4. Tutor Pace
Tutor Pace is an “online tutoring” site that works in areas of phonics, reading comprehension, reading fluency and vocabulary power for improving the reading skills of students of K-12. It also offers “worksheets for students who prepare for ACT English“. The site offers round the clock solutions for students who struggle in their reading practices. It renders solutions through expert tutors who work incessantly to improve student skills through their unique reading practices and games.
5. Storyline Online
Storyline Online showcases the performance of actors and actresses reading their favorite children’s story books to motivate reading in kids. It has been developed by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. These stories can be viewed on You Tube and they have their “activity guide” as well.
Online free reading games from Knowledgeadventure.com are great inspiration for kids while improving their reading efficiency. These games also help kids read and understand sentences and phrases. Students learn to form words and sentences correctly by playing these fun games
7. International Children’s Digital Library
This digital library houses books collected from across the globe and any “kid can read these stories” to himself during his free time. This site also offers suitable readings for middle school grades and offers scope for extension activities like knowing about different regions of the world through reading different kinds of books available from various parts of the world.
Storynory presents a collection of children’s “audio stories” which are different from other website. Children can follow the text presented in the site along with the story. So, you can download the audio to your computer, listen to the explanations for phrases. It will help your child read the story along with listening.
9. PrimaryGames .com
Primary Games offers a huge collection of fun “educational games for reading“. It is especially relevant for kids to choose games online to play and inculcate good reading habits.
Magickeys also offers free story books for older and younger children and for young adults to read. This website also has a sister site known as ABC Fast Phonics which is a beginning phonics program with 100 pages, 400 cartoons ‘click and hear’ words and audio narrations.
Most of the e-tutoring sites follow fun methods for improving the reading fluency of students and thus help them hone great reading skills and bag top grades.