Reading over break resources
Rainier View Readers
Over the break, please keep reading ! We want all our Rainier View students to continue to grow in their reading ability, without losing any of the gains they have made so far this year. All the research shows, it only takes twenty minutes a day of reading!
All students have had a chance to visit the library and 1-5 graders have checked out books to take home.But there are also many other ways to read. Online, there are many wonderful sites to explore. With any device (computer, tablet, Kindle fire, IPAD, cell phone, etc) there are lots of choices. Here are just a few:
Seattle Public Schools Online Student Resources
Use the district’s online web resources. On our Rainier View website put your mouse on the Academics Tab . Go to the Library page , and select “ Online Student Resources”.
- Tumblebooks (picture books read aloud, chapter books to read along with, books in English and Spanish)
- Pebblego Informational reading at lower levels
- tarwalk Kids media You don’t have to register, just choose read. There are children and adult choices on this site.
If needed, the login is “studentsps” and the password is “access”
Other Sites: The Public Library
- Seattle Public Library check out real books at your local branch, or choose from many ebooks available online. All you need is your library card number and password!
- King County ebooks collection- if you have a King County Library Card, there is a wonderful online collection here too!
Other Free Sites:
- kids.nationalgeographic.com lots of good informational reading
- timeforkids.com/news many different articles for kids.
- pbskids.org/lions/stories Aimed at K-1 students.
- Try your favorite book. There is often someone reading it aloud.
- amazon.com Search the kindle store“ freekindle books children” .Or try “ free audio books”.
- This is throughI Tunesstore but there are many choices. Search by price:free.
- storyjumper.com You can read or create your own book online.
- storylineonline.net Real books read aloud by actors online. But you don’t see the words, only the pictures.
These are pay for use, but offer free trials. Just remember to cancel before the time is up, if you don’t want to get charged.
- farfaria.com the app is free, and it comes with a few books, but then they want you to subscribe.
- getepic.com/app offers a free month!
Of course, books make wonderful gifts!
Have a great break and keep on reading!!!
Ms. T, Rainier View Librarian