Welcome to the McNair Reading Room
Our highest priorities are to develop our students’ ability to read as well as to maintain and increase their love of reading. The ability to read is a skill that benefits our children throughout their lives. Educational research tells us that the more our children read the higher they will achieve academically.
Two of the most beneficial things we can do for our children are to read aloud to them at all ages and provide them with opportunities to read books themselves.
We welcome you to explore the contents of the Reading Room and we hope that you will use the ideas to continue to build your child’s love of reading!
The McNair Literacy Team
Great Web Sites for Parents and Students
Thinkfinity by Verizon: a great resource for all
|My Hero--an interactive site about role models|
National Education Association Book Lists--multiple book lists for finding new books to read and enjoy
|Story Starter--get those creative juices flowing|
|Seussville--a wonderful web site with favorite Dr. Seuss characters and fun reading activities||Kids Read--all about the books we love|
|StoryLine Online--children can hear stories read aloud by well-known actors||Nursery Rhymes for You--a fun site for little ones|
|New York City Public Library EBooks--multiple resources to engage children in reading||Zoom Playhouse--Let's put on a play!|
|PBS Kids: all kinds of stories to listen to with children||Magnetic Poetry--really!?!|
|Clifford Stories from PBS||StoryPlace--tales plus activities|
|Fairfax County Public Library Lists for Kids||Poetry Splatter|
|Reading Rockets--resources for families||Aesop's Fables|
|Reading Tips for Parents||Reading Planet from Reading is Fundamental|
|IRA site for parents||Jan Brett's Book Site|
|ALA Favorite Children's Stories||Teen Reads--for the upper grades|
|Scholastic Parent Site||Children's Digital Library|
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