Literacy

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The Best Children's Books.org
These are lists of the best children's books selected by teachers and sorted by topic and reading level. The only titles that are included on these lists are award winning and highly rated books.

GUYS READ
Guys Read is a web-based literacy program made to help boys find stuff they like to read. Get started by checking out recommendations from other GUYS READ visitors. Or go ask GUY what he thinks you might like to read.

The Lexile Framework for Reading
Parents can use the Lexile measure to help their reader find books and articles at an appropriate level of difficulty (visit Find a Book), and determine how well that readers will likely comprehend a text. You also can use Lexile measures to monitor a reader's growth over time.

Literacy Empowerment Action Plan of Western New York
Nonprofit organization with a variety of programs and assistance for school children, adults, and community groups such as literacy assessment, family literacy, remedial reading programs and more. The site includes both a program calendar and a list of online, interactive reading sites.

Literacy Volunteers of Buffalo & Erie County, Inc.
Organization committed to improving the lives of Erie County residents looking to improve basic reading and English-language skills. Use their web site to locate literacy facts, programs, events and more.

NoveList Plus

  • NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. It will help young readers answer the question of what to read next.  For use at any library or from home with a valid Buffalo & Erie County Public Library card number.
     
  • NoveList Plus. is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. It will help you answer the question of what to read next. For use at any library or from home with a valid Buffalo & Erie County Public Library card number.

Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

Read to Succeed Buffalo
Web site for the coalition of local organizations (including the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library) working to improve literacy in Buffalo which includes a calendar of literacy events, suggested reading lists and more.

Washington Learning Systems
Download free activities for adults and young children that encourage early language and literacy development from birth through preschool. Materials are appropriate for children with disabilities as well as children who are developing typically. To download materials, visit www.walearning.com and click on the purple button that says "Free Parent Education Handouts."