Blogs About Reading
Aiming for Access
June Behrmann is a longtime special education teacher (pre-K to grade 6) who retired for about two seconds, and is now prospecting for accessible instructional resources. Follow June on Twitter @aimnoncat. Thank you to AIM-VA: Accessible Instructional Materials for sharing this blog with us.
Ring in The New Year with Curated Books, Apps, Media Chosen During 2014 by Super Sources
Bravo to carefully curated lists by reliable sources where the raters and choosers share what they love best.
Here are recommendations from great sources. Raters evaluated and selected books, apps, and media that were offered during 2014 or remained top recommendations chosen in the past. The selections that follow are a mixed bag suitable for various ages. Specific age levels and descriptions are noted on the linked sites.
From The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity:
Be sure to check out: Henry Winkler Gives Kids a Dyslexic Hero to Relate To on the Common Sense Media blog.
From Common Sense Media
Top book, app, media pickers found here!
Books that help convert reluctant readers into "kids who will beg for one more chapter before bedtime." Includes:
Free is great, especially coming from these best-ever curators who list their favorites. Note some have in-app purchases, but the free portion is fun without spending a dime. Includes:
From The Library of Congress (LOC)
These downloads were created by the LOC to involve students in many ways with primary sources.
Find historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature. Interactive tools let students zoom in, draw to highlight details, and conduct open-ended primary source analysis. Full teaching resources are available for each set. Includes:
Other Super Sources
Thank you to AIM-VA: Accessible Instructional Materials for sharing this blog with our Reading Rockets audience.