Resources - Parent and Student

100 Picture Books that Everyone Should Know
This is a list of award-winning, classic and modern picture books.

Between the Lions - Stories
A list of stories from Between the Lions PBS show.

Children's Book Council
A nonprofit trade association of publishers an d packagers of trade books and related materials for children and young adults.

Children's Literature Web Guide
An attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults.

Especially for Parents Reading Tips
A list of tips for parent on how to get children excited about reading.

Family FUNdamentals Home Learning  Activities
A child’s ability to succeed in school takes a partnership—one that begins at home and continues in school. To increase learning and stop the summer learning decline, the Michigan Department of Education has developed summer literacy activities for preschool, pre kindergarten, and early elementary students to practice at home.

PBS Kids
Funded in part by a Ready To Learn cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Education.

National Center for Family Literacy
Creates educational and economic opportunity for the most at-risk children and parents.

Parents Guide for English Language Arts (ELA) Grades K-6
Utah State Office of Education (USOE)
Family literacy includes shared conversation at home, daily family reading, modeling of good listening and writing, and visits to the library. This guide also provides parents with activities they can do with their children to support their literacy development.

Reading Between the Lions Parents Site
PBS' latest children's program about reading is one of the best you can find. Its parent's site is equally good with tips and tricks for busy parents, video clips demonstrating methods for helping children read, and a list of recommended books for kids.

Reading Rockets for Families
A step-by-step guide to what parents can do to raise a reader.

Scholastic for Parents
A website for parents with resources to encourage a love of learning.

The Starfall learn-to-read website is offered free as a public service.

Suite 101 Reading
Here you'll find helpful articles, informative links for parents and links to safe sites where your kids can play with words. Everything found here will, in some way, guide and help you in encouraging your kids to read.

Great Websites for Kids
A list of websites approved by the Association for Library Service to children.

Word Build & Bank
Provides a simple, engaging way for students to generate dozens of different words by first choosing an ending (for example -an, -ed, -at, -op) and then adding a beginning letter or blend.