Useful Links
Michigan Immigrant Family Service Organizations - this PDF document lists contact information for several area organizations that provide services to immigrant families

Starfall - a wonderful website with many free activities to practice letters and sounds, and reading skills

Colorin Colorado - resources for families to help your child succeed

Funbrain - many free interactive educational games and activities for reading and math

Duolingo - a free site to learn English and many other languages

Breaking News English - current events and news from around the world, with each article written at several reading levels.  The stories come with activities and quizzes for extra practice

International Children's Digital Library - one of the largest collections of free online books for children.  Includes books in several languages!

Literacy Center - over 150 million games and activities for building early literacy

Storyline Online - several popular children's books brought to life and narrated by celebrities

Literactive - reading materials and phonics resources for younger students

PBS Kids - learning games for younger students, including rhyming and letters

Reading Is Fundamental - many literacy activities including some for older students

BookHive - stories and activities for upper elementary/secondary

Scholastic - books, games, and activities, including creating your own comic book

Many Things - provides American English pronunciation practice for EL's

Ben's Guide to the US Government - social studies activities for all grade levels

Smithsonian Tween Tribune - timely news articles for teenagers