Resources and Tools


Utilize these websites for your classwork and your own  quests for knowledge!  Please let me know if you need help finding information and books!






myON eBooks

Common Sense Media

 AR Book Find


National Geographic Kids

Fact Monster

Safe Search


Kid Rex

Sweet Search

Merriam-Webster Word Central

Sqool Tube Videos

Raising Life Long Learners

The Stem Laboratory


Cultural Arts Center

Gadsden Public Library

Library Spot




The Alabama Family Guide for Student Reading Success

The Alabama Family Guide for Student Reading Success Kindergarten through Third Grade (en español)

Supporting Your Child’s Reading at Home 

Reading Adventure Packs Kindergarten 

Reading Adventure Packs Second Grade

Reading Adventure PacksThird Grade

My Child Can! Kindergarten Book

My Child Can! First Grade Book

My Child Can! Second Grade Book

My Child Can! Third Grade Book  

A recording of the sounds of spoken English –  It is a good idea to take the time and listen to a recording of the sounds letters make so that you are saying the sounds correctly without a schwa (UH) sound at the end.  

Rhyming Picture Books – A list of rhyming books you might check out in your local library.

Storynory   – Contains links to songs, poems, nursery rhymes, myths, and other stories to listen to online or to download. 

Children’s Books Online  – Contains audio books that can be downloaded.  

Short Fluency Phrases – Help your child develop fluency and proficiency through repeated readings of a few phrases . 



The Alabama State Board of Education defines dyslexia as “a learning challenge that is neurological in origin and characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the delivery of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.” (Alabama Dyslexia Resource Guide, 2016)
 An inspiring video featuring famous individuals who exhibited characteristics of dyslexia is found at this site: