Ways to Support Reading and Writing at Home
Get Them Reading
Overdrive - https://www.overdrive.com
Description: This site allows you to access digital books and resources for free with your library card.
Purpose: Great for families that have a library card and an e-reader or other digital device to read with.
Reading is Fundamental - https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/parents
Description: Access to Reading is Fundamental offers information about how to motivate kids to read.
Purpose: Helpful resources for parents on helping children choose books, reading aloud with children and other family reading activities.
Get Them Writing
Description: An app that allows students to create stories and tales of adventure in a variety of settings including galactic or underwater adventures.
Purpose: A great app for families that want a fun way to encourage all writers, especially students who might need a little encouragement. Fun and easy to use as a family.
Description: An iPad app that gives anyone in the family an opportunity to write, illustrate and design e-books.
Purpose: Great for families to use independently or together to craft stories and nonfiction texts. Users can draw pictures, download pictures, record voice and video and virtually publish books.
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