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Reading Teachers

Jen Ita (Grades K-2)

Sarah Trachtenberg (Grades 3-5)

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Please visit our "Files and Documents" for the latest newsletters
from Title 1. 
These newsletters have many fun and easy ways to practice
reading and writing at home.
They are in English and Spanish.


 Visit our Title 1 Summer Thrive website and connect to our public libraries!

     Celebrate reading with these multi-cultural books!  Click on the images in the document, and it will take you to a link for each book. 

Dr. Walts reads an inspiring book about discovering your own worth and talents!

Listen to stories read by our very own Colgan High School students:

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Helpful Websites

The following websites are free and do not require a login.  Simply click on the links.

Symbaloo - a link to many fun games and learning opportunities, sponsored by Mullen

Virtual Letters - Make words out of letters!  You can move the letters by mouse or by touch.  Vowel teams and consonant chunks are included!

Mo Willems - "Lunch Doodles" with the famous author who wrote Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Elephant and Piggie.  Mo Willems shows how he creates kids books and invites the kids to doodle with him.

Jarrett Lerner - Make your own comic books.

Debbie Ohi - Listen to a book read, learn how to illustrate, and hear music.

Starfall - fun games for grades K-2

Sight Words - Videos for practicing sight words, K-1    

- a website by Disney that lets you create your own worlds

International Children's Digital Library - listen to stories read in different languages

PBS - a website full of videos and activities for all grades and all subjects

Literacy Sites - The University of Florida Institute gives many literacy sites for students to play games, access books, and hear stories read.

These websites contain digital books, videos, activities, and games focused on helping young learners to build and practice literacy skills.

  • Read Write Think - This resource offers a variety of projects and activities designed to support literacy. Can be filtered by grade level.
  • United for Literacy - Has free book access narrated in many languages.
  • Reading Bear - A free online program to support beginning readers’ vocabulary and concept development while systematically introducing all the main phonetic patterns of written English. 
The following websites are also recommended by PWCS:

Journal- Write about your experiences at home use one of many Journal prompts.


Explore these digital resources to build your English language skills:

Listen to these authors sharing picture books and excerpts compiled by author Kate Messner. 

eMediaVA is a collection of over 160,000 free learning resources (videos, audio files, images, etc.), all searchable by SOL for grades PK-12.

Rivet - a free App that gives you access to over 3,500 books

Mullen has access to the following websites that you can use at home.  Ask your teacher for more details about specific classroom login information.

EPIC -  digital library for kids 12 and under

Flocabulary - a way to build vocabulary and grammar skills

Reading A-Z - free printable books 

RAZ Kids - online books and comprehension games