I have found that teacher's love great literacy sites with lots of free resources.
It's really quite simple... just read a book online and Penguin group will donate a free book to charity.
Read a book and do a good deed! At We Give Books, when your students read a free book online, they can also choose a literacy-related charity to receive a free book. Created by the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation, the site features books such as The Little Engine That Could, Animal Families, and The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The site has been live for just a few weeks, and already more than 3,000 books have been donated. Click here to check it out!
Speaking of free books, your students have the chance to get a free book through the Barnes & Noble summer reading program. Students download a reading passport and read any eight books this summer. Then they turn in their passports and choose a free paperback from a list. Visit www.barnesandnoble.com/summerreading to get the details!
Have you heard of Read to Feed? The program from Heifer International pairs reading with raising funds to help families around the world living in hunger or poverty become self-reliant. For example, students who raise $20 can purchase a flock of chicks to be sent to a family; other gifts include honeybees, pigs, sheep, and cows. To learn more, visit www.heifereducation.org/readtofeed to request the free Read to Feed Student Kit.
For more free literacy resources go to http://blogs.themailbox.com/learning/2010/04/30/load-up-on-literacy-freebies/ I love The Learning Blog!
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