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Reading can open doors, making it possible for you to learn about different places, people, and things. The more you practice your reading and writing skills, the better of a reader and writer you can be. Although lessons in the classroom are one way of learning, this isn’t the only way you can get stronger reading skills. You can also play games and do activities with your friends or parents to practice reading and writing.

Spectacular Spelling Play

Play Princess Presto’s spelling game, choosing the letters that make different sounds as they appear on the screen.

Long and Short Vowel Sort

This game is all about putting long and short vowels into the right shopping cart. If you’re not sure where the vowels go, you can click the “hint” button.

Code-Breaker Game

This game puts your code-breaking skills to the test. You’ll get a task at the top of the sheet, and you have to figure out where an object has been hidden by decoding a message.

Word Turtle

Test your reading and searching skills by making your own word search puzzle. You can make puzzles easy or even super hard, and you can also print out the word search on paper to work on it with a pencil.

Dinosaurs Activity Packet (PDF)

This packet contains different activities about dinosaurs, including making and printing a puzzle, learning about dinosaur names, and finding suggestions for dinosaur books you can read.

Summer Word Wall

Print out these words and make a word wall in your bedroom or somewhere else in your home. You can use the words to play guessing games or memory games or to write a poem or short story.

It’s Greek to Me

This game helps you explore how some of the words and parts of words that we use came from the Greek language. You can pretend you are an Olympian as you learn about these words.

Sight Word Games: BINGO

Sight words are words that you will need to be able to read quickly when you see them. Play this BINGO game to learn common sight words.

Storyteller Videos

Click on any of the videos on this page to have a storyteller read you a story. Choose from stories such as “The Frog Prince” and “The Little Red Hen.”

Word Scramble

In this game, you will see some letters that you need to arrange to make words. If you get stuck, click the “hint” button.

Spelling Cards

Test yourself to see how well you can spell these autumn words, such as tree, fox, leaf, pumpkin, and more.

Reading Activities (PDF)

This book is full of ideas for reading activities that you can do alone, with friends, or with your parents as you spend time reading and enjoying books.

Reading Games and Activities (PDF)

Spend time reading and exploring books, and then try a few activities and games from this booklet. For instance, you could read a book and then make puppets for each character to act out the scenes in the story.

Reading Activities for Students (PDF)

These reading activities and work pages will help you strengthen your reading skills while having fun.

Group Games and Activities (PDF)

If you have a group of friends together, you might organize some of these activities that let you play together while strengthening your reading skills.

Reading Activities (PDF)

Newspapers can be great resources to help you improve your reading skills. Cut out an interesting news story and cut all the paragraphs apart from each other. Next, see if you can put the paragraphs back in the right order to tell the story.

Reading and Language Activities (PDF)

Try flipping through an old magazine to find pictures of objects. Cut out the pictures and then match them up with the letter that begins each word.

Activities to Promote Reading at Home (PDF)

After you read a book, talk about it with a friend or a parent. You might even encourage someone else to read a book that you really liked.

Reading Lesson (PDF)

These reading lessons start with exploring some of the most common letters in words, including “C,” “O,” “S,” “A,” and “T.”

Reading Lesson Plan (PDF)

In the book, “I’m New Here,” students from different countries see what it’s like to start going to school in the United States. Try these activities that can help you understand what you read, and then learn how to say “hello” in different languages.

Vocabulary Lesson Ideas (PDF)

As you read, you will learn more and more words that will help you with reading and writing. Knowing vocabulary words helps you understand more of what you read.