Literacy Websites

Adolescent Literacy

  • Carnegie Corporation of New York's site containing a wide range of research and resources on adolescent literacy, including the reports: Reading Next, Writing Next, and more.
  • - This website provides a different daily news article with a series of discussion questions every weekday throughout the school year. These questions are designed to encourage critical thinking, challenge assumptions, and provoke lively classroom discussion.


  • Lit2Go - Lit2Go is a free on-line resource of stories and books in mp3 format. Selections are available in audio and PDF formats. Reading levels of passages are given.
  • Loud Lit - A website committed to delivering public domain literature paired with high quality audio performances.
  • Kansas Library Audiobooks - Downloadable books.
  • Read After Us - A website that provides free texts and audio clips (read by high school students) to help students around the world with their language skills.
  • Classic Books - Free classic audiobooks.

Author Websites

  • Jan Brett - This site has links to a multitude of free activities, coloring pages, projects, videos and other reading related resources.
  • Reading Rockets - You can download author podcasts (audio and video).


Graphic Organizer Websites
  • Teacher Tap - links to a variety of graphic organizers from Education Place and other sites.
Newspaper Websites
  • Newspaper Clippings - is a place you can create newspaper clippings of your own stories. You type in the name of the newspaper, date, headline, and write the article and it generates a newspaper clipping.
  • New York Times - A student newspaper site for grades 3-12.


Publishing Sites (books, newsletters, cards, and more)

  • Mixbook - Create beautiful photobooks. This site allows you to collaborate with others to create a book.
  • LetterPop - An online newsletter generator. All newsletters can be printed and saved. Free.


  • Tammy Worcester is the instructional technology specialist at ESSDACK. She created this website which provide teachers with technology tips.
  • Newbery Awards--American Library Association list of medal and honor winners.
  • William Allen White Children's Book Awards for 2007-2008.