Useful Links
National Literacy Directory - Visit the website or call 1-877-389-6874 for a free referral to an English Literacy program near you. Help with reading and writing, passing the GED or high school equivalency test, and speaking and reading English.

Michigan Immigrant Family Service Organizations - this PDF document lists contact information for several area organizations that provide services to immigrant families

Starfall - a wonderful website with many free activities to practice letters and sounds, and reading skills

Colorin Colorado - resources for families to help your child succeed

Funbrain - many free interactive educational games and activities for reading and math

Duolingo - a free site to learn English and many other languages

Breaking News English - current events and news from around the world, with each article written at several reading levels.  The stories come with activities and quizzes for extra practice

International Children's Digital Library - one of the largest collections of free online books for children.  Includes books in several languages!

Literacy Center - over 150 million games and activities for building early literacy

Storyline Online - several popular children's books brought to life and narrated by celebrities

Literactive - reading materials and phonics resources for younger students

PBS Kids - learning games for younger students, including rhyming and letters

Reading Is Fundamental - many literacy activities including some for older students

BookHive - stories and activities for upper elementary/secondary

Scholastic - books, games, and activities, including creating your own comic book

Many Things - provides American English pronunciation practice for EL's

Ben's Guide to the US Government - social studies activities for all grade levels

Smithsonian Tween Tribune - timely news articles for teenagers