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Welcome to our Reading Resources! Organized by CCSF course level, this is your online stop for links to reading and reading-related websites that you may find helpful. Try working through these websites slowly. Use a sheet of scratch paper to record notes or scores. Don't progress to a new website or a new level of a website until you are understanding and/or scoring well on at least 90% of the information that you are reading.

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Since you're on the Web, please also take advantage of The English Lab Page's Web Resources for Reading and Studying.

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English K

Tampa Reads--Using RealPlayer, listen to sounds of short vowels, long vowels, consonants, blends, digraphs, r-controlled vowels and more!

literacy.kent.edu--A phonics resource, especially for ESL adults. (Uses Adobe Acrobat, a free program that is already installed on most Reading Lab computers, and may be downloaded here for free.)

Many Things.org-- This site (geared towards helping ESL students) provides practice with common English pronunciations, using a Flash player.

Glendale English-Phonics-- The Glendale site offers phonics rules and a 40-question quiz!
Glendale English-Speedy!-- Want to learn how to read faster? Here are some tips!
Townsend Press--The Townsend website offers vowel, consonant, syllable and dictionary work. Once you've clicked on this link and you're at the Townsend site, you'll need to click the "Groundwork" link to get started.

Listen to Classic Literature--Courtesy of the human voices at the Project Gutenberg.

English L

Literacy Net.org--This fun website offers a series of articles and video clips that go with the articles. Once you have read the articles, choose exercises from the left-hand column. This is a fun and interesting website!

Townsend Press-- The Townsend press offers many vocab and reading comprehension exercises online.

rhlschool.com-- Click on the links on this page to see several sentences and reading comprehension questions. Record your answers to the quizzes on your own sheet of paper.

Freerice--Improve Vocabulary and End World Hunger!

English 9

Herringbone Pattern--An informative article for teachers and students that gives information on various components of reading.

Annotation Demonstration--Student essays at Anker's Real Essays site color-coded for various elements such as thesis, evidence, and reason.

Techniques for Skillful Reading--Learn about using visualization, context clues, annotation, and much more!

a4esl.org-- This site is geared towards ESL students and contains many helpful grammar and vocabulary quizzes that are categorized by difficulty.

English 19

mhhe.com-- Click on the book cover and then on "Student Resources." Exercises are available for Ch. 1 - 10, and there are also some word games, and a list of common Latin and Greek roots.

Listen to Classic Literature--Courtesy of the human voices at the Project Gutenberg.

English 90/92

A Lesson in Media Literacy--This website provides articles and lessons that are related to the media and news sources.

Literacy Net.org--This fun website offers a series of articles and video clips that go with the articles. Once you have read the articles, choose exercises from the left-hand column. This is a fun and interesting website!

Study Skills (useful for all students)

The CCSF LAC's Favorites

ucc.vt.edu-- many tips

mtsu.edu-- great tips

luminet.net--funny student-centered tips

muskingum.edu--has content-area specific learning strategies

Ohio.edu--tips from ohio.edu

study success--lots of stuff, including link