FreeReading is a free, high-quality, open-source reading program addressing literacy development for grades K-3. Leveraging the collective wisdom of researchers, teachers, reading coaches, and other education and industry professionals, FreeReading provides a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to static materials. By establishing a foundation of hundreds of research-based lessons and materials that users can download and use for free, FreeReading has created the framework for intervention programs supporting K-6 literacy. The collective wisdom within FreeReading is invaluable and can be more beneficial than any one reading program.
Schools and teachers everywhere can use the complete, 40-week, research-based intervention program for K-1 students, or use the library of lessons to supplement existing curriculum in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.
The research base for FreeReading includes the 2000 National Reading Panel research concerning the five Big ideas in Beginning Reading (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension). Review the FAQ for additional information.
FreeReading truly is free. The materials on it are free for you to Review, Download, Print and Teach what's already here, or Contribute Comments and new Lessons to the FreeReading site.
We are glad to have you as part of our growing community. While you're here, you may want to:
- Read the FAQ if you have questions
- Start teaching with Intervention A, our first comprehensive program
- Add an early literacy activity
- Download and print free letter cards, picture cards, a letter formation guide, irregular word cards, and advanced phonics word cards
- Watch and listen to FreeReading videos and audios
- Rate an existing activity
- Write a short story
- Start a discussion
Click here to join FreeReading.