Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

General Reading Resources

New websites and resources appear all the time, so we decided to update a list of our favorites!  We believe that children with visual impairments or other special needs are CHILDREN FIRST and, thus, many general reading tips apply to ALL children.



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Reading Is Fundamental






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Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young children learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.  Includes resources in Spanish.





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Colorin' Colorado is a free bilingual website that provides information, activities and advice to educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs).





Individual Documents

National Institute for Literacy

Offers ideas about how parents can help their child become a reader when they talk, play, and read together. This booklet also provides ideas about what effective literacy programs look like in day care centers, preschools, and classrooms. Focuses on Kindergarten through Grade 3.

Learning to Talk and Listen: An oral language resource for early childhood caregivers (2009)

This 20-page document from the National Institute for Literacy is the second in a series of research-based publications to support early literacy practices.  It summarizes the research findings on the relationship between young children’s oral language skills and their later reading achievement, and suggests implications for early literacy practices to promote children’s language development.



Posted on July 26, 2017
Updated on: November 28, 2018