Bright, colorful site for kids reading on a Kindergarten to 2nd grade level. Covers phonemic awareness, phonics, and word recognition.

ABC Fast Phonics -
Kid-friendly tutorial of basic reading skills, from letter identification to phonics to some common words. The best part: On every page, a child can click on the speaker icons to hear the written instructions or have specific words said aloud.

PBS Kids -
Fun, online reading lessons (games) to use with Pre-K to 3rd grade students. Click within the colorful charts to choose an activity.

Storyline Online - or via youtube:
A cute one! Click on a story, and it’s read aloud by a Screen Actor’s Guild celebrity. Words appear on the video so the child (or class) can hear the story and read at the same time. Follow-up activities are provided.

Unique Teaching Resources - and
This is the place for sight words! Also has lots of printable worksheets and activities. 1st link above: Scroll toward middle of page for "Fry 1000 Instant Words" lists. Can download word lists and flashcards. Includes "first one hundred" to "tenth one hundred" words. 2nd link above: Scroll toward middle of page for downloadable "Dolch Sight Words" for Pre-Primer to 3rd grade word lists and flash cards.

InsideStory Flashcards -
Flashcards with crisp, dazzling pictures that can be viewed online or printed. Even covers difficult to describe, abstract words. Some are free, or they can be ordered in packs. Great vocabulary builder. Best for upper elementary to high school and college levels.

Puzzlemaker Discovery Education -
Create your own word searches and scrambled word puzzles.  Besides being a fun, low stress activity, the puzzles help familiarize students with new words being taught.  Great for practicing spelling, too.

Spelling City -
Students type in spelling words, practice online, and take a test which mimics a real test. Requires audio.