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
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)
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.