For more information related to Literacy Strategies that are used
specifically at Avalon Middle School, follow this link:
** The website links listed below were obtained from the Just
Read, Florida! website and do not necessarily reflect the views or
opinions of Avalon Middle School of Santa Rosa County School
Student Literacy Links
This site offers useful reading resources on the
to the U.S. government interagency Kids' Portal. This site was
developed and is maintained by the
Federal Citizen Information Center. It provides links to
Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from
other organizations all grouped by subject.
Parent Literacy Links
Strategies and activities to promote summer reading so that
educational gains are not lost. Although written for teacher
implementation in the classroom, these strategies could easily
be used by parents.
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Series
Every summer, Barnes and Noble coordinates a reading program for
6th grade students. If the students receive a certain amount of
books, they will receive a free one.
book focus is the Magic Tree House series.
Just Read, Families!
Just Read, Families! is a summer reading program which provides
parents with information about actively reading with their
children during the summer months. Included on this site are
links to recommended reading lists for each of the Florida
school districts, ideas for parents, and a kids' page.
This web site is filled with reading ideas and tips for parents.
The Florida Department of State sponsors a reading program
called the Florida Library Youth Program (FLYP). FLYP is a
summer reading program that aims to provide opportunities for
children and their families to discover the joy of reading
together through reading incentive programs, crafts, and music.
This site includes a list of public county libraries and
information about what summer reading activities are going on in
National Center for Family Literacy
The mission of the National Center for Family Literacy is to
help parents and children achieve their greatest potential
together through quality literacy programs. Contained on this
site are reading tips and resources for parents.
The Partnership for Reading
The Partnership for Reading offers information about effective
teaching of reading for children, adolescents, and adults, based
on evidence from quality research. Look for parent resources to
help young children become readers.
National Education Association's Help for
The National Education Association provides resources to help
parents understand testing as well as resources to help your
child with reading, math, and science.
Scholastic and Families
This site is dedicated to giving parents resources to encourage
the love of learning.