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A.Word.A.Day

 

 

AWAD includes a vocabulary word, its definition, pronunciation information with audio clip, etymology, usage example, quotation, and other interesting tidbits about words to subscribers every day. You can think of it as a word trek where we explore strange new words. Words are usually selected around a theme every week.

 

Authors & Illustrators on the Web

 

 

From the Children's Literature Web Guide. The websites listed here include authors' personal websites and websites maintained by fans, scholars, and readers.

 

Authors and Illustrators Page

 

 

An extensive collection of links to information on authors and illustrators provided by Bridge Elementary School Library in Lexington, Massachusetts.

 

Book Adventure

 

 

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.

 

Classic Stories Online

 

 

Listen to stories online (in MP3 format) or download to listen offline. You can also read along as you listen.

 

Dear Reader

 

 

Sign up for a variety email book clubs (e.g., teen, scieince fiction, horror, etc) and every day you will receive a 5-minute sample from a book. By the end of the week, you'll have read two or three chapters. If it's a book you've just gotta finish, visit your local library or your favorite bookstore and pick up a copy. There are also an online forum to discuss the featured books.

 

Education Place for Students - Games

 

 

From Houghton Mifflin. Includes Wacky Web Tales, FakeOut, PowerProof Reading, and more.

 

Fable Library

 

 

Fable Vision provides these "a modest collection of stories for your amusement, bemusement and perusement." Some may be downloaded and others read online. Also contains a Make Your Own Fable feature, enabling you to create your own fables and submit them to the site.

 

Guy's Read

 

 

The mission of Guys' Read is to motivate boys to read by connecting them with materials they will want to read, in ways they like to read. Includes guy's picks for young guys, middle guys, and older guys.

 

KIDiddles

 

 

Find the lyrics to your favorite kids' songs.

 

KidPub

 

 

Kidpub is the largest collection of stories by children on the Internet (over 46,000). Read for free, but does require a one-time fee ($6.95) to post your own stories.

 

Kidsreads.com

 

 

Kidsreads is the best place on the web for kids to find info about their favorite books, series and authors. Reviews of the newest titles, interviews with the coolest authors and special features on great books are their specialties. And for even more reading fun they have trivia games, word scrambles and awesome contests!

 

MysteryNet's Kid's Mysteries

 

 

MysteryNet is the place for online mysteries and mystery games. MysteryNet's Kids Mysteries features mysteries to solve, scary stories, and magic tricks for kids.

 

MidLink Magazine

 

 

MidLink Magazine - The Digital Magazine by Students, for Students - Ages 8 - 18. MidLink Magazine's Mission: To highlight exemplary work from the most creative classrooms around the globe. 

 

Reading Rants

 

 

Reading Rants is a group of booklists for those of teens out there who need a good read, but are wondering if there's life after Judy Blume and Brian Jacques..

 

TeenInk

 

 

TeenInk is a national teen magazine, book and website featuring teen writing, information, art, photos, poetry, teen issues and more. All articles are written by teen authors who are students at schools.  

 

TeenLit.com

 

 

TeenLit.com is a private not-for-profit web site currently funded and administered by two secondary teachers in Southeast Michigan. The sole purpose of TeenLit.com is to promote Teen Literacy by providing a forum for teen writers to publish and discuss their writing, review and discuss books they read, and to provide a resource for their teachers.   

 

Word Central

 

 

Merriam-Webster's Word Central offers kids a student dictionary, Daily Buzzword, and interactive word games. Includes homework help

 

Zinger Tales

 

 

Zinger Tales is a collection of stories told by great storytellers! Choose a storyteller to hear the tale and get some book recommendations too! Stories are provided in RealPlayer format