READING RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL
- School District 159 & 162 students check for Accelerated Reader books and points here. Important! Read the infomation below first!
- Because School District #159 & #162 have selected the web based testing service for Accelerated Reader, students may now take any test that Accelerated Reader offers.
- Tests may ONLY be taken at school.
- To see if there is an AR test for a book, as well as its reading level & point value, click on the link above and type the title in the search box. (Always keep the orange "ALL" selected.)
- When you get your results, keep clicking on "next" until you find the title you want or you run out of titles. If your book is NOT listed with a box in the red "RP" column, a test does NOT exist (but before you give up, try retyping the title or searching by author - see below - just in case).
- You may search by author, but must change the box that says "title" to "author".Please note that this web page is actually intended for teachers & librarians who are purchasing AR tests for their school. However, you can use it to find out if an AR test exists.
- Find Books & Lexile Levels
AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS
- Authors and Illustrators from the American Library Association
- Dav Pilkey's Web Site O' Fun
- Jan Brett Enjoy lots of coloring and activity pages.
- Daniel Pinkwater Pinkwater is a man with a penchant for stories larger than life. His Web site is devoted to all things Pinkwater, including a detailed biography, interviews, & a podcast. The P-Zone is as irreverent as his writing, and as much fun.
LEARN TO READ
Elementary writing skills, numbers, shapes, colors, and beginning keyboarding come together in a wonderful selection of game-like practice tools.
Also teaches in Spanish, French, and German.
OTHER READING RESOURCES
Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County K-Gr 5
This buzzing niche delivers the literary goods with video clips of storytellers and their wonderful Zinger Tales, librarian-recommended book lists, kid-recommended selections, and even a DIY story section.
A Web site that features podcasts devoted to children's books. "Just One More Book" solicits feedback from all comers in its stated mission to build "a lively, interactive community" connecting children's book authors and illustrators with readers, both parents and children. Podcasts are both charming and informed. Posted three times a week, they form the backbone of the site. Interviews with children's book creators are also available. A highlight of the site is listener feedback.
Watch Storybook Movies and Read Great Books Online
(requires Matteson Public Library card)