Reading Resources

The Internet can aid in your work with a child or youth in reading. The following websites were chosen according to their compatibility with tutoring techniques used in the McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic at Western Michigan University.

  • Author Interview
  • Children's Literature Web Guide - An index of Internet resources related to books for children and young adults. This is an index you can use to find online resources for your tutoring or allow your child to surf for areas of interest in reading.
  • Fun Brain - All sorts of online language games help kids master everything from spelling to grammar and have fun in the process.
  • Get Ready to Read
  • International Children's Digital Library - This diverse online collection of books includes outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. The library's goal is to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community.
  • PBS Kids - This site offers reading games that range from letter or sound correspondence to creating storybooks.
  • Primary Games - Created by a teacher these online games and activities review ABCs, reading, writing and alphabetical order.
  • Reading Rockets
  • Scholastic
  • Smithsonian Institution Kids
  • Starfall - Using interactive games and online books, this resource assists children to read with phonics.
  • Storyline Online - This engaging resource streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
  • Storynory - This free resource includes audio stories for kids, including fairy tales, original stories, myths, poems, music, and history.
  • Wonderopolis
  • Word Central - Merriam-Webster's Word Central offers kids a student dictionary, daily buzzword and interactive word games.