Early and Family Literacy
This page includes literacy resources for families and children, with a focus on early childhood literacy. These resources have been vetted by our faculty, graduate students and other content-area experts.
- University Training Center for Reading Recovery® and Maine Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy
A comprehensive literacy model for continuous school improvement includes powerful classroom instruction along with a broad range of literacy interventions, providing multiple layers of differentiated instruction for learners in kindergarten through grade 12.
Epic is a digital reading resource with a collection of over 40,000 books. Students with an Epic! School account can access books at home to read independently or access the read-to-me option. Currently there is a 30-day free trial for parents if their child does not already have an account.
IXL is a subscription-based resource used in many schools. The online IXL assessment matches students with interactive learning opportunities. Parents can use the interactive function to support their child’s interests and learning needs.
- Reading Rockets Writing
Reading Rockets has many free writing-support resources from handwriting to composition. Parents are able to purchase additional resources as desired.
Seesaw is a resource used in many Maine schools to support student learning in the classroom and during remote learning. It supports students as they add posts to their journal, respond to activities and record their responses and ideas to send to family and friends. Parents can use the Seesaw for Families component to support their child’s learning.
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