Media Center Resources

Lexile Conversion Chart

Your child Lexile score is how we measure the reading levels. If you are unsure what reading level your child is on, please review the chart or speak with your child's teacher.

http://languageartsreading.dadeschools.net/pdf/FAIR/LexileConversionChart.pdf

Helpful Sites for teachers and parents

https://www.bcsdk12.net/domain/5202

Free Online Books

Free books for students who can not make it to the public library. These books are geard toward elementary aged students but can be enjoyed by all!!

https://www.storyshares.org/books

Barnes & Noble Children Books for Kids (for Nooks)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/childrens%20books%20kids%20Books?bnit=H

Interactive Sites for Education

These activities work great with your SMARTboard or interactive whiteboard for whole group or small group instruction or use in the computer lab or at home for individual learning. Choose from fun, educational, interactive games and simulations for math, English language arts, science, social studies, brainteasers, music art, holidays and more!

http://interactivesites.weebly.com

Interactive Sites for Reading/Site Words

Reading Games for all ages and grade levels. Site words are the key to reading!!!!

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/readingsight-words.html

Learning to Read - Alphabet activites, Learn Letters and Letter sounds

Help children learn to read with our free interactive games and software. Learning to read is the single most important part of your child's education. Learning to read starts with learning the letters of the alphabet.

http://yourchildlearns.com/learn-to-read.htm

Site Word Games

Sight word games put a fun spin on an important early reading skill. sigh words are words that appear frequently in text but can't easily be sounded out, and our online sight word games give kids lots of practice with them. These free sight word games for kindergarten and first grade.

http://www.education.com/games/reading/sight-words/

Site words for all grade levels

From 50-75% of all words used in school books, library books, newspapers, and magazines are in the Dolch Basic Sight Vocabulary of 220 words (preschool thru Grade 3). The Dolch word list is made up of "service words" (pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and verbs).

http://www.kidzone.ws/dolch/

Starfall

Starfall.com opened in September of 2002 as a free public service and has been teaching children to read with phonics ever since. Our systematic approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, and more. Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.

http://www.starfall.com

The Best Books to read

Book list with detailed interest and Lexile levels. Find independent reading books from elementary to high school related to topics your students are learning about in class or individually. TeachersFirst continually adds to these lists.

http://teachersfirst.com/100books.cfm

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