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Reading Teachers

Carrie Dunn (Grades 3-5)  
dunnca@pwcs.edu

Jen Ita (Grades K-2)
itajl@pwcs.edu

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Enjoy reading over the summer!

Click here for PWCS Summer Reading lists for grades K-12 

Click here to find out about Prince William Library's
exciting summer reading 


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.

There is also a pacing guide for K-5 if you would like to see what your child has learned and will be learning in language arts.


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What's Happening in Reading?

Check for PWCS updates on how to support your child in reading and writing here.

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

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwI1b4ZbVvRD3kfwYjLtIUQ

Listen to stories read by teachers and community leaders all over Prince William County on Twitter:

 #PWCSReads 





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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

www.sphagettibookclub.org - kids can read books and write reviews

Time for Kids - free access to the magazine articles and digital library    

Imaginering
- 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

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. 
  • Storyline Online - This site has celebrity actors reading well known story books aloud via YouTube.  
  • Scholastic - This site has day-to-day projects to keep students reading, thinking and learning. 
  • United for Literacy - Has free book access narrated in many languages.
  • i-Ready/At Home - Printable at-home activity packs are designed to provide K-8 students with valuable self-directed exercises and practice during extended absences from school. Each pack is designed to reinforce key concepts for a given grade.
  • 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.

 

Visit Word World where words come alive.

 

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