Easily make online reading for kindergarten and first grade possible with these favorite websites.
With all that is changing so quickly, I know that we are all feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and even a bit lost when it comes to tackling this all. Let’s be honest, as teachers, we do more than just provide an education. We provide consistency, a routine, a happy place to learn, and a safe place for our students.
During a time that is filled with uncertainty, it’s nice to be able to provide students at home with things that make things as “normal” as possible. A big part of this means providing remote learning for reading and literacy for our students and children. I have gathered some of the best websites to make online reading for kindergarten and first grade simple.
This site is filled with favorite read alouds by famous people. The texts are animated with their original illustrations! Many I am not familiar with, but either way, they are a fun way to listen to a book! There is so much value in LISTENING to reading. You can even throw in a listening recording page found FREE here if you’d like!
Students can record themselves reading and send the records to their teacher! It can even walk them through an assessment. This site normally is not free, but has been made free for parents and educators through the end of the school year. This is a great way to ensure online reading for kindergarten and first grade while the teacher monitors growth.
If you need a fun and interactive way to practice sight words and help build fluency, you can have a 3-week free trial HERE! Sign up and you’ll be set to go!
This site is gamified and focuses on letter-sound recognition, blending, segmenting, reading sentences, and more! The desktop version is FREE! Check it out HERE for engaging online reading for kindergarten and first grade.
With this online reading for kindergarten site, students of all ages can access fiction and non-fiction reading materials and print books. Teachers are able to easily monitor student progress and even grade things right there! This site is FREE so be sure to sign up now!
If you would like to communicate with parents about these sites for them to use at home, then grab the FREEBIE below!
Easily help parents and continue meaningful instruction! Simply download, type your instructions, and share it with parents digitally (or on paper)!
I hope these sites give you some direction and help make this time of teaching online and teaching remotely a bit less hectic. Teachers, we are as strong as they come. We’ve got this!
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If you need anything at all, don’t hesitate to reach out in the comments or via email. I am happy to help and I am praying for you!