This professional organization is geared to reading teachers and
those promoting literacy. The site has links to numerous helpful
resources including information about the association, publications,
and web resources. Other helpful connections include teaching tools,
issues in literacy, links to the literacy community, and a career
Reading is Fundamental (RIF) http://www.rif.org "The
nation's largest children's literacy organization" has been in
existence for forty years and seeks to expand and encourage children's
literacy by placing free books and resources into the hands of those
children and families who need them most. The homepage includes
information on how to donate books or volunteer to participate in a
local RIF program. There are read-along stories for kids,
Spanish-language resources, printable parent guides, booklists, and
Reading Rockets http://www.readingrockets.org A
project of WETA, the Washington, DC public broadcasting agency, this
site includes comprehensive information about reading with numerous
resources for parents and educators.
Book Hive http://www.bookhive.org This
site, sponsored by the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg
County, provides children with reading recommendations, a mechanism so
they can write their own book reviews, a reader's history advisory
page, and additional reading activities.
Reading Zone: Kidspace at the Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org/kidspace/browse/rzn0000 This
site is part of the Kidspace page of the Internet Public Library and
includes links to books, literature and online stories.
RIF Reading Planet http://www.rif.org/readingplanet/ This
site from Reading is Fundamental has a variety of reading activities,
games, and ideas designed for children and their families.
Jim Trelease Home Page http://www.trelease-on-reading.com/ This is a commercial site to support Trelease's work and provides selections from his famous title The Read Aloud Handbook. Suggestions for book titles to read aloud to children are also included.
Serious Play: Reading Poetry with Children http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/17151 This
article from The Academy of American Poets focuses on suggestions on
why and how poetry should be read with children. Links on the left
side of the page lead to poems that could be shared.
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Sites http://www.carolhurst.com/ Children's
literature consultant, Carol Hurst, provides a wealth of information
through book reviews, booklists, activity ideas, and professional
International Children's Digital Library The
International Children's Digital Library Foundation's mission is to
inspire children throughout the world by making children's literature
available online. Promotes an understanding of the value of tolerance
and respect for diverse cultures.