Beginning Reading

Learning Chocolate
BBC Bitesize

Vocabulary - Online

English Vocabulary Quizzes
Self Study Vocabulary Quizzes
Many Things Vocabulary
Vocabulary Games
Spelling City
ESL Games (pirate games)


Reading Resource Sites

ICDL - International Children's Digital Library - A large collection of online children's books. The materials in the collection, all presented in the original languages in which they were published, reflect similarities and differences in cultures, societies, interests, and lifestyles of peoples around the world.

Go Teach This - Phonics - a large variety of printable phonics reading games

The Reading Matrix - An international, professional and peer-reviewed online journal with an editorial board of scholars in the fields of second language acquisition and applied linguistics. The journal seeks to disseminate research to educators around the world. It is interested in exploring issues related to L2 reading, L2 literacy in a broader sense, and other issues related to second language learning and teaching.

Online Extensive Reading Opportunities for Lower-Level Learners of EFL/ESL - TESL-EJ - Guest Contributors: Ken Schmidt, Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai Japan. 

Skimming and Scanning by Eduscape - Basic explantion of skimming and scanning techniques with lists of sites with activities to improve these skills.

Effective Practices for Developing Reading Comprehension - Nell K. Duke and P. David Pearson (Michigan State University) - Doctoral paper about what research has to say about effective individual techniques in reading comprehension instruction.

Building A Powerful Reading Program: From Research to Practice - Linda Diamond and Sheila Mandel of the Consortium on Reading Excellence, a division of the Institute for Policy Analysis and Research.

Reading and Dyslexia - Resources that provide information and advice on what parents and educators can do to help students with LD gain reading skills.