Below you will find a list of resources designed to help develop literacy skills. These are quality websites that offer information and fun activities for you to enjoy with your child. Additionally included is information regarding the New York State ELA exam.


This website is arranged by age/grade. It contains learning activities such as letter matching, concentration games, and puzzles.

Reading Rockets

This site offers a great deal of information on how children learn to read, and how adults can help them.


This site contains a variety of activities that support phonemic awareness, sight word recognition, reading comprehension, and reading fluency. There are also links to children's book author websites.


This website is designed to help new readers with reading skills. There are a variety of learning games involving letter sounds, and animated stories.

NYC Family Guide

The 2011-2012 NYC Family Guide contains a variety of information about what students are learning, and the kinds of services that are available to NYC's public school students.

Practice English Language Arts Exams

This website provides a number of practice ELA exams for grades 3-5.

Leveled Book List

This website contains a list of books organized by reading level, ranging from level A-Z.