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Reading Support Resources
* A Chapter A Day
This site contains the full texts of hundreds of classic novels. Each book is divided up into chapters with vocabulary learning possibilities and quotes for each chapter.
* A Word A Day
This site provides new words daily based upon a weekly theme. "The magic of words -- that's what A.Word.A.Day is about."
* All About Adolescent Literacy
This site contains many resources for parents and students alike. Author interviews introduce you to the people behind award-winning young adult literature; guided discussions feature story synopses and questions to help stimulate readers' thinking; and themed booklists offer help in finding books that suit both teens' interests and reading abilities. Look for the section dedicated to college readiness.
* Anoka County Library
With a library card and a PIN number, you can request your favorite books through this website and pick them up at your convenience when they have been collected for you. Look under the "Kids" and "Teens" tabs for recommended reading, Homework Rescue, and information regarding colleges, universities and financial aid.
* Book Adventure
Book Adventure is a fun, free way to get kids motivated to read. Students in any grade can search for books, read them offline, come back to the quiz on what they’ve read, and earn prizes for their reading success.
* Classic Short Stories
This site contains online texts of many of the short story classics.
* Free Rice
This is a vocabulary matching game that helps hungry people all over the word when you play! It's addicting. Look for the sections for science, math, geography, and even SAT Prep.
* Hennepin County Library
Look under the "Teens" tab for a teen reader forum, teen reading lists, and free tutoring through Brainfuse.
CNN (San Francisco bureau) and Literacyworks have partnered to develop this online literacy site that benefits all learners. The site offers web-delivered articles using current and past CNN news stories. Each story includes the full text of each story and interactive activities to test comprehension. There are two versions of each text; one a more difficult version than the other. The learner can choose to read the text, listen to the text, or view the broadcast through streaming video.
* My Hero
This website provides an opportunity for students to read and write about famous heroes, as well as the everyday heroes in their own lives.
* National Geographic Explorer
National Geographic Explorer For Kids is a online version of the award wining magazine.
* Put Down Some Roots!
Drag and drop the roots into the blanks to complete the words. A wonderful way to practice vocabulary!
* Reading For Thinking
Online passages and questions for many strategic reading concepts such as utilizing context clues, paraphrasing, and detecting bias. Wonderful site for middle and high school students.
* TV 411
This site contains a large number of short videos of real people utilizing reading strategies in the real world. A police officer explains how he uses summarizing in his work, a voter explains to to critically read a campaign poster, a pharmacist gives advice about reading medicine labels and prescription instructions. Accessible to all, but focused on adolescent readers.
* Vocab Ahead
Learn words faster and deeper through an innovative vocabulary building method. Study words, take quizzes, play crossword puzzles, track performance, create word lists, share them or import lists from other users.
* YALSA: Young Adult Library Services Association
Looking for a great teen read? Look no further than YALSA's Book Awards and Booklist. Check out the Teen Reading Guide, the list of Outstanding Books for the College Bound, and the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.