NWEA Reading Strands Websites

Word Meaning and Context

http://www.wordcentral.com/games.html - Word games, and more from Merriam Webster

http://superkids.com/aweb/tools/logic/ - Matching words, word scrambler, hangman, and other fun games


Understand Text


Reading passages and exercises for all lexile levels (2nd – 5th grade)

Reading passages and exercises for lexile level 330 (ending 2nd – beginning 3rd grade)

Reading passages with various comprehension and grammar activities for lexile levels 220 – 570 (2nd – 3rd grade)


Analyze Text

http://www.quia.com/mc/94601.html - Cause and effect games 

http://kids.mysterynet.com/ - Solve several online mysteries

Practice making predictions while you read 

Evaluate and Extend Text

http://www.secretsatsea.org/- Go on an ocean-themed adventure story

Other Ways to Help Your Child with Reading

  • Provide many opportunities for your child to read books or other materials.  Children learn to read best when they have books and other reading materials at home and plenty of chances to read. 

  • Read aloud to your child.  Research shows that this is the most important activity that parents can do to increase their child’s chance of reading success. Keep reading aloud even when your child can read independently.

  • Make time to go to the library.

  • Play games like Scrabble, Scattergories, and Balderdash together.

  • Follow your child’s interest – find fiction and nonfiction books that tie into this interest.

  • Work crossword puzzles with your child.

  • Give a magazine subscription for a gift.