• Useful Links
    National Literacy Directory - Visit the website or call 1-877-389-6874 for a free referral to an English Literacy program near you. Help with reading and writing, passing the GED or high school equivalency test, and speaking and reading English.

    Michigan Immigrant Family Service Organizations - this PDF document lists contact information for several area organizations that provide services to immigrant families

    Starfall - a wonderful website with many free activities to practice letters and sounds, and reading skills

    Colorin Colorado - resources for families to help your child succeed

    Funbrain - many free interactive educational games and activities for reading and math

    Duolingo - a free site to learn English and many other languages

    Breaking News English - current events and news from around the world, with each article written at several reading levels.  The stories come with activities and quizzes for extra practice

    International Children's Digital Library - one of the largest collections of free online books for children.  Includes books in several languages!

    Literacy Center - over 150 million games and activities for building early literacy

    Storyline Online - several popular children's books brought to life and narrated by celebrities

    Literactive - reading materials and phonics resources for younger students

    PBS Kids - learning games for younger students, including rhyming and letters

    Reading Is Fundamental - many literacy activities including some for older students

    BookHive - stories and activities for upper elementary/secondary

    Scholastic - books, games, and activities, including creating your own comic book

    Many Things - provides American English pronunciation practice for EL's

    Ben's Guide to the US Government - social studies activities for all grade levels

    Smithsonian Tween Tribune - timely news articles for teenagers