Below you will find links to websites for materials and activities to promote literacy

Be sure to check out the Smart Board page for other great sites

Center for Development and Learning Be sure to check out this wonderful resource.

Founded in 1992, the Center for Development and Learning (CDL) is a grassroots, Louisiana- based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. CDL specializes in the development and dissemination of leading-edge research, knowledge, and best practices that improve teaching and increase learning.
CDL is focused on providing a positive, supportive learning environment and highly effective educators - teachers, principals, school administrators and parents - for all of our children.
Together with local educators, community and civic leaders, national experts and other nonprofits and educational institutions, CDL is increasing student success through improved teaching.

Head Start Program Early Literacy

This site has Powerpoint presentations and other resources loaded with ideas for developing early literacy through the use of UDL, Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication

Literactive interactive and printable primary reading activities for preschool through 1st grade

Storyline Online Listen to stories narrated by Screen Actors Guild members with follow along text. Activities and lessons for each book.

Boardmaker Books Hundreds of downloadable books, must have Boardmaker software to use


Use this site to create, share, publish, and read digital books that engage and support diverse learners according to their individual needs, interests, and skills. Power Point decodable books for early readers

Prairiesouth website created for beginning readers, click on the triangle in the bottom right to turn a page, click on a word you don't know to hear it read in a childs voice

Reading Comprehension Resource reading comprehension resource for K-4, using prior knowledge, making connections, questioning, inferencing, summarizing

Bookshare Bookshare is an online library of accessible media for readers with print disabilities.

Bookshare believes that people with print disabilities should have the same ease of access to books and periodicals that people without disabilities enjoy.

Special Education Technology British Columbia

Early reading material put in PowerPoint or Clicker formats to increase the accessibility of books. a site for ESL students but also great for students with disabilities

Spellingcity enter your spelling list and play games, finish worksheets and other interactive activities

Studystack ready made or create your own flashcards

FREE TEXT TO SPEECH text to speech, works within Word and Outlook, highlights words as they are read, has talking spell check and thesaurus

Naturalreaders converts any written text to speech, Word, pdf, websites, emails etc. sounds like natural voices in both female or male

Clickspeak free firefox extension, reads internet and highlights phrases and sentences as it reads, multiple languages

Powertalk information and download for text to speech Powerpoint presentations all purpose text to speech and reads any text on your screen