Literacy Website Links

A Selection of Websites to Support Children’s Literacy Development

Fables and Morals

A mixture of Aesop and others. Very good.

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts

A huge collection of downloadable folk-tales from around the world, arranged by theme. However, not all tales are suitable for children.


A wide variety of rhymes and accompanying activities.


Literacy Games

The Poetry Zone

A great starting point for anything to do with teaching poetry. It has links to dozens of really useful resources.

More Literacy Games

Fun with Letters

Words and Pictures

Aesop’s Fables

Fairy Tales / Stories by Hans Christian Andersen

Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World to Help Kids Grow.

Free On-Line Books

Infant Explorer

Includes 'Sebastian Swan' big books (free!!) etc. Really good resource.

Download 30 Free Books

Learning to Read

Resources for Language Arts and Reading Research. A vast collection of interesting links (mostly American).

Reading Matters

UK site with reviews, lists, ideas and starting points. A very worthwhile site.


Literacy and Technology

Links to a variety of  useful resources

Writing Frames – creating them in Word

PowerPoint Features to Use in the Classroom

Using PowerPoint with a Projector

 Kids’ Freeware

A selection of free computer programs especially for children

Free ware arena

An index of freeware sites on the WWW

A Word a Day

Worth a look, especially the ‘Archives’ section

 Vocabulary University


Variety of resources: puzzles, mazes, word searches etc. Useful.

Education Place

Language Arts Activities




Literacy Games

Literacy Games 2

Fun with Letters

Words and Pictures

Word Processing Activities

Consonant Clusters

Variety of online games and activities to help with initial and end clusters in words (eg clap, mask).

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