Nerdy Book Club: This is a wonderful site with blogs about reading and books at all levels. Digital read sites are wonderful, yet good old-fashioned reading is amazing. With the many new books and our diverse readers in our classrooms, teachers are often looking for recommendations, ideas and inspiration. All of these will be found here.
Global Read Aloud: This website provides teachers with an opportunity to sign their class up and commit to reading a pre-selected age-appropriate book in the fall during scheduled dates. The founder, Pernille Ripp, created this wonderful opportunity with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. This is a terrific way to globally connect classrooms around the world over the beauty of books.
Wonderopolis: This website offers loads of informative articles, activities, and more. While billed as a "camp" for "summer", my students explored concepts here during genius hour research, or on other classroom topics of interest.
TweenTribune: Tween Tribune offers current event and news articles for students to read, answer comprehension questions, and post comments (write!). This is a free website. My students gave me great feedback about these articles in terms of interest.
Newsela is an online daily news website for students to engage in current events, learn to think critically, and respond to reading through comprehension and writing prompts. The daily news is a perfect nonfiction text for students. Click on the button below to take you to that website.
Good News Network: Good News Network is just that: news stories about great things happening in the world around us! Students need to see the positives happening in their lives, and this is the place to find it. Many applications for the stories on this site--writing, social studies, science, reading, and more!
Read Theory: This site provides students with standardized test practice and data for teachers. Students read, write and use critical thinking skills. It is aligned with Common Core Standards. The program is adaptive and matches student progress. Questions extend to ACT,SAT and GRE level reading comprehension. This is a free site.