Family Literacy

Activities and Lessons

General Websites

Adult Education (AE)

  • ReadWorks provides free lessons and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literacy passages directly to educators (AE)
  • This Day in History provides a wealth of short videos of speeches, audio recordings, and descriptions of events in history (AE)
  • Wonderopolis is a place where wonder and learning are nurtured through the power of discovery (AE)

Interactive Literacy Activities (ILA) and Parent Education (PE)

  • ReadWriteThink offers free practices materials in reading and language arts (ILA, PE & AE)
  • A Day at Dollar General is online interactive game for both children and parents to learn basic budgeting skills (ILA, PE)
  • Financial Fitness curriculum goes hand-in-hand with the Family Focused Finances Curriculum (ILA)
  • Foto Novelas offers graphic novels for Spanish-speaking families to improve their English (ILA, PE)
  • On Our Way is a toolkit that contains learning modules and resources for Spanish-speaking families (ILA, PE)
  • PA Center for the Book – Baker’s Dozen includes lesson plans centered on a children’s book chosen for family literacy (ILA, PE)
  • PA Parent Portal has engaging interactive distance lessons (ILA, PE)
  • Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) offers phonological awareness activities based on skill (ECE, PE)
  • Vroom has tools and activities to help build young children’s brains (ILA, PE)

Educational Opportunities and Tools


General Websites

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

  • Fred Rogers Center features videos, e-books, games, music and other interactive tools that support early literacy (ECE)
  • PNC Grow Up Great is a bilingual initiative to help prepare children for success in school and life (ECE)

Interactive Literacy Activities (ILA) and Parent Education (PE)

  • Be a Learning Hero partners with trusted experts bringing you the best resources to help your child succeed in school (ILA, PE)
  • Parent Toolkit App is designed to help you to navigate your child’s growth and development from Pre-K through 12th grade (PE)
  • PBS Kids has resources and multimedia activities for parents and children focusing on school readiness and learning (ILA, PE)
  • Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children has activities, books and songs for children from birth to Kindergarten (ILA, PE)
  • Physical Activity Newsletters has family focused physical activities developed by TIU11 for the statewide Keystone Kids Go! (ILA, PE)
  • Reading Rockets has recommended resources for Family Literacy (ILA, PE)
  • Zero to Three has resource for parents and professionals working with families of children ages birth to three (ILA, PE)

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