Free Reading Websites for Kids

If your child needs extra reading assistance or additional practice, you may want to encourage him or her practice on the Internet. Many websites have free content to help kids learn to read and practice reading once they can. Read on for a few websites that you and your child might find helpful.

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Book Adventure's Reading Quizzes

For extensive book lists and multiple-choice reading quizzes, check out the website from Book Adventure. If you are interested in helping your child find new books to read, there are over 7,000 children's books for a variety of ages and reading levels listed here. The books can be sorted by grade level, difficulty or fiction and non-fiction subjects, such as folklore and fairytales, computers, adventure, action, poetry and horror stories. For every book listed on the site, there's also a corresponding multiple-choice quiz that your child can take after he or she finished reading. These quizzes are designed to gauge your child's reading fluency and comprehension skills. Although your child must create a username to access these quizzes, registration is completely free.

ReadWriteThink's Web Tools

For help with writing as well as reading, your child can use the language arts web tools offered by ReadWriteThink. These tools are interactive, free and can be used to support many texts that your child reads for fun or school. There are activities, projects and a number of reading-based lesson plans that you can implement at home. Whether your child is working on grammar, analyzing texts or identifying the parts of speech, ReadWriteThink is likely to provide the learning resources needed.

One of the main tools that your child may find helpful from ReadWriteThink are the 'student interactives'. These are computer tutorials that require your child to be actively involved in the learning process. In order for most of these student interactives to work, you'll need to have a recent version of Adobe Flash installed on your computer.

Reading Resources from FunBrain.com

Reading games and activities can be a great way for your child to learn while having fun. FunBrain.com is a website that provides games, activities, e-books, comics, interactive comics and Mad Libs. There are five different reading games that your child can play here, including a hangman-style vocabulary game called 'Stay Afloat'. For this game, your child must form words in order to keep a boat from sinking.

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