I am taking a break from my mini-series on fiction text structure to tell you about a few sites:
1. Progressive Phonics- a free online phonics program with readers. I honestly haven’t scoped it out thoroughly, yet, but it looks rather cool! I am a member of We Teach, started by Amy of Teach Mama, and I found this link on another member’s post.
2. Reading Rockets- a great website that answers a lot of questions concerning reading. The sections that may be most helpful are for parents or for teachers. There’s a lot of meat in there, so dig in!!
3. Words Their Way site- if you go on this site, you can select which stage of spelling your child is in and find some helpful hints and resources for that stage. Once you’ve clicked on the stage, check out the left-hand sidebar. This reading mama particularly likes the Resources and Web Links sections.
4. Slideshare is an awesome website with great PP slide shows developed by teachers, researchers, and writers. Here’s one slide show related to the fiction mini-series I’ve been working on lately that I just looked through last night.