Division I Reading & Writing Websites

CBE Library

Online Dictionary

Use the password 'calgaryschools' to access all the links on this page.

Wired for Words
This is an online book club that gives readers some advice on 'best reads'. Students share recommendations or reviews about books they have read.

Starfall Learn to Read
This is a phonics based site designed for beginner and intermediate readers in the primary grades. There are interactive phonics activities and the students have the option of reading the text on the screen or having the text read alout to them as they view the words on the screen.

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks. These are animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they like. In order to produce an electronic picture book, TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books. Some of the titles are Simon and Schuster, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, and much more. TumbleBookLibrary provides support to students who require skill building with a variety of exercises that can be matched with other areas of the curriculum. It has also a language learning section that includes a selection of books in Spanish and French. The section TumbleReadables includes an innovative text size slider which allows the reader to adjust the text size that is right for him or her, making reading online fun and accessible. TumbleReadables also includes a collection of read-along titles with feature narration, and automatic page turning. The TumbleBookLibrary has a collection of audio books, which are perfect for extended story time. (review from http://www.killerstartups.com/Site-Reviews/tumblebooks-com-a-fun-way-of-reading-online Jun 30, 2010)

Reading Planet for Kids
This site has interactive reading activities and games. Students can read along with books, read reviews about popular books and submit their own recommendations about books they have enjoyed reading.