*Welcome to Victory Elementary School's
Literacy Page*
Book Heart

Reading Specialist
Sarah M. Diaz, MAT, M.Ed., NBCT, Reading Recovery
*Contact Info: 
diazsm@pwcs.edu703-257-0356 x6440
*Click here for more information

free books

Help! I Need More Books for My Kid to Read!
*Wilbooks: FREE books by guided reading level or grade level, & books in Spanish!
*Big Universe Online Book Library: FREE books by DRA level & topics! Do you have a child in K-2? Search "Danny" to see the popular Danny series. Have an animal lover? Search "Amazing Animals" for awesome books on a range of animals.
*Time for Kids: Relevant & current topics arranged by grade level
*Tumblebooks: Literally an online library of books kids want to read... Awesome! This resource includes a "Read Along" section so your child can have books read to them. :)  (username: Victory, password: books)
*Benchmark: Books searchable by level, topic, grade, genre, etc. Students can log in for free through Clever (their Microsoft 360)
*Unite for Literacyoffers colorful, page-turning texts written in either English or Spanish and narrated in over 40 languages. This resource offers narration for all books, so your child can have books read to them.

Reading RecoveryPALS
Victory Elementary Literacy Support Information

Do you want to learn more about the literacy support and remediation provided at Victory?

PALS: Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening
*What is PALS?  
*What program do the PALS tutors use at Victory? LLI: Leveled Literacy Intervention
Our amazing PALS tutors: Adelina Blakenship, Rhonda Kern, & Amy Stanley
Contact Info: Please direct PALS program questions to Sarah Diaz; diazsm@pwcs.edu

Reading Recovery
*What is Reading Recovery?
*What does Reading Recovery look like in Prince William County? 

mother reading
Literacy Tips for Working with Your Child
Do you want to learn more about how you can support your child's reading and writing growth?
*Literacy Activities & Great Literacy Websites for Home 
*How to Read & Write With Your Child at Home 
*What Can I Say Besides 'Sound it out'? (pdf)
*"Waiting Games" to Incorporate Literacy During Down Time
*Specific Literacy Activities Organized by Skill & Grade Level

Book Selection for My Child 
Sometimes, helping your child find that "just right" book can be overwhelming with so many amazing books out there! Use the resources below to help:
*Selecting "Just Right" Books with your Child 
*Finding or Searching for Books by Reading Level, Genre, Subject and Grade 

Literacy Apps & Websites
*Teach Your Monster to Read (app)
*Starfall: Interactive & fun student reading site with free portions
*Reading A-Z: www.learninga-z.com (ask your classroom teacher for login info)
*Lalilo, Phonics & comprehension program which starts with a placement assessment and tracks your child's progress... now FREE
*Readably (working on getting free login info)
*IXL for English/Language Arts: AWESOME! Organized and hits specific skills including phonics, reading strategies, vocabulary, and grammar!
*ReadWorks: Free family accounts. Offers a variety of searchable reading materials (fiction, non-fiction, poetry), text sets, and paired passages.
*Nessy (follows OG phonetic principles) FREE phonics videos are available on YouTube (just search for Nessy ;) 
*PWCS Instructional Technology Resources: Online Resources Available From Home 
*Reading Bear: 
Free online program to support beginning readers' vocabulary and concept development while systematically introducing phonetic patterns