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BY Melissa

11 Math & Reading Websites to help your child keep up in school

Continuing Education through Technology at Home

As a teacher, I recognize the importance of incorporating technology into my classroom. Children are brought up in a technology-laden world and as adults it’s sometimes a struggle to keep up.

However, there are some awesome websites available to help students with their academics that can be accessed from your computer at home. Many times, parents ask me for websites that will be beneficial for their child’s learning and are also interesting too.

Here is a list of teacher and kid-approved websites:

Math Support:

IXL Math

Math practice for kids pre-k through 6th with an additional “algebra” section as well. Aligns with state standards divides skills by grade level, concept, and ability.

Math Arcade on

Age appropriate math games that are sure to impress your child, keep their attention, and focus on important math skills.


Practice base-10 concepts through the manipulation of rods and cubes just like your child uses in the classroom!

Place value games!

10 creative games to practice and review place value skills.

AAA Math

Interactive arithmetic lessons for kindergarten through eighth grade. Website promises, “Immediate feedback prevents practicing and learning incorrect methods, which is a common result of traditional homework and worksheets. Practice can continue as long as desired in a non-threatening format which helps build self-esteem and confidence.”

Reading Support

Storyline Online

What an amazing find! Storyline online is designed to read children’s books aloud – often times by the author! Great for young children to follow along.

Into the Book!

Website description: Into the Book is a reading comprehension resource for K-4 students and teachers. We focus on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing.

Sitton Spelling

Sitton Spelling is the spelling program Mt. Pleasant uses. East Lansing Schools have designed a great website targeted specifically towards this curriculum.

Keyboarding Practice

Now, more than ever, it is important for students to learn how to be proficient typists. Practice of typing skills at home will help them become more efficient with the computer and will be beneficial in the school setting.

Letters and Sounds

Your young student can practice letter recognition, rhyme, letter sounds, and putting words together!

Now, hopefully you’ll feel a little more comfortable with your child sitting in front of the computer. The best way to learn is when you’re having fun! Computer games are a blast for kids so as long as it is one of these websites (or one of your own educational finds), this teacher encourages computer use! (With appropriate adult supervision, of course J )


Written on November 21, 2011 by:

Melissa Ferry is a special education teacher for Mt. Pleasant Public Schools. She earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University with an endorsement in learning disabilities. Melissa is continuing her education at Central Michigan University in pursuit of a Master's Degree. Prior to her career as a teacher Melissa volunteered at Friendship Circle for seven years.