Special Education Resources to Improve Reading Skills

Listed below are a collection of resources to help children learn to read and advance their reading and literacy skills! Educators and families can use these links to access book lists, classroom magazines and materials, as well as online reading libraries.

*Please note: listed products and websites do not represent an endorsement by the Watson Institute. The Watson Institute does not receive financial or other recognition from developing the suggested list below.

Child 1st – you can order Snap Words materials from this site and access multisensory teaching tools to help your child love learning.

Tar Heel Reader – a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics.

Raz-Kids – a website with books for kids (some free samples available). Somem of the books have quizzes included, some will have you read the story or it will read it aloud.

ReadWorks – reading comprehension instruction with free content including curriculum and tools.

Scholastic Teaching Tools – interactive and printable materials including ebooks, strategies, resources, and student activities.

Spelling City – this site offers vocabulary word lists for language arts, science, math, and other areas. Information and materials are offered by grade level. Word lists, spelling activities, writing, phonics, lesson plans, supplemental materials, and interactive student lessons are provided.

Story Online – select from a variety of stories to be read aloud.

StoryPlace – preschool and elementary level audio online books with online activities, take home activities, parent activities and suggested readings.

Vocabulary – word puzzle and anagram solver tools to support vocabulary development.

Make Beliefs Comix – make your own comics

Storytime STEM – this site offers information on STEM Pack products incorporating science and math into literature.