Literacy Resources


Elementary Literacy Resources for Families

We hope this page will be a helpful resource for homework, additional practice and enrichment. If you have questions about the literacy skills being taught, we encourage you to contact your child’s teacher. If you find resources not included on this page that you think may be helpful to other Ramapo Central students and parents, please forward them to Patti Lippman (, Information Services Specialist, in the Office of Instruction.

Resources for Parents and Students

Every student is given a reading level with either a Lexile number, a DRA number, or a Fountas & Pinnell (guided reading letter) based on several reading assessments. Please talk to your child’s classroom teacher to find out which leveling system he/she uses so that you can select appropriate books for your child.


Be a Learning Hero–Learning Tools on this site are helpful resources developed by our partners to support your child’s learning in Mathematics and English Language Arts at home. Search by grade level, subject or specific type of resource.

How to Find Books Based on Your Child’s Reading Level

Understanding Lexile Levels
Lexile Book Levels

These lists have been developed for parents who have requested help in finding books at their child’s reading level. Please consult with your child’s teacher to determine their reading level (DRA/F&P/Lexile).

Book WizardAllows parents and children to find age appropriate reading material at their Lexile or DRA level.
Leveled Book Lists–This handy tool will help you find books for your child based on their Fountas & Pinnell (lettered level).
Starfall–This website teaches children to read by using games and phonics.  The main demographic is for preschool through second grade. Storyline Online–This is a streaming video program featuring famous people reading children’s books aloud.  Read alouds are accompanied by comprehension activity guides.
RIF Reading Planet–Enjoy reading and singing along to these fun, animated stories.
Between the Lions–Excellent resource for your emerging reader. Interactive games and activities such as recognizing letter sounds are reinforced. Students can have fables and folktales read to them.

District-Supported Resources for Student Practice: The following resources are available through Ramapo Central School District subscriptions. Students receive both login information and support from their teacher. As students progress through these resources, teachers may assign specific areas of focus to students. As a result, student login information is unique to each student and should not be shared. Please contact your child’s teacher with any questions about using these resources.

Text Level Correlation Chart Core 5–Lexia Reading Core5 supports flexible reading and writing strategies that extend learning beyond the school day. BookFlix
TrueFlix Raz-Kids Wordly Wise

Informational Resources: Please peruse these sites for descriptions of the Common Core standards rather than for specific literacy practice tools. The sections below this one offer resources that are more tailored to specific topics in a literacy curriculum.

Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) in Literacy–The CCLS are the standards that determine what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.
Common Core Instruction Video Series: Literacy Studio Talk–This link points to a series of videos to explain literacy concepts and demonstrate teaching strategies.
Engageny Parent Resources–This site includes resources and a toolkit for parents and families relating to curriculum and assessment.
National PTA Resources–This site includes grade-specific summaries of the Common Core standards at each level.  They are available in English and Spanish.
Guided Reading Leveling Chart

School Reopening Update - 8/7/20

Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that schools across New York State will be allowed to reopen and must work with the SED and DOH as to how that will occur. He also announced a series of next steps for districts to take between now and August 21, including posting separately their remote learning, COVID testing and contract tracing plans, in addition to holding discussions with parents and staff.  With this new information, the Suffern Central School District will take a few days to align its state-mandated reopening plans with Governor Cuomo's directives. Please watch for updates on school day scheduling, instruction, transportation and other critical district operations in the coming days as well as dates for parent and staff discussions to be held.


El gobernador Andrew Cuomo anunció hoy que las escuelas en todo el estado de Nueva York podrán reabrir y deben trabajar con el SED y el DOH en cuanto a cómo ocurrirá eso. También anunció una serie de próximos pasos para que los distritos tomen entre ahora y el 21 de agosto, incluyendo publicar por separado su aprendizaje remoto, pruebas COVID y planes de seguimiento de contratos, además de mantener conversaciones con los padres y el personal. Con esta nueva información, el Distrito Escolar Central de Suffern tardará unos días en alinear sus planes de reapertura obligatorios por el estado con las directivas del gobernador Cuomo. Esté atento a las actualizaciones sobre la programación del día escolar, la instrucción, el transporte y otras operaciones críticas del distrito en los próximos días, así como las fechas para las discusiones de padres y personal que se llevarán a cabo.