Literacy Resources

This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education- Grants to States.

Individual Education Plans

What Is an IEP?

Resources on Early Literacy

An Overview of Learning to Read

Critical Issue: Addressing the Literacy Needs of Emergent and Early Readers

Center for Early Education and Development

Parents’ Role in Supporting the Literacy Development of Students with Autism

Literacy Games and Products

Picture Me Reading

Between the Lions: Stuff You’ll Want to Know

Recommended Books on Literacy for Parents

Talkability by Fern Sussman

Learn to Move, Move to Learn by Jenny Clark Brack

The Big Book of Exclamations by Teri K. Peterson

How Do I Teach This Kid To Read? By Kimberly A. Henry

Drawing a Blank: Improving Comprehension for Readers on the Autism Spectrum by Emily Iland


Recommended Reading for Young Children

Read Aloud Favorites

Anno’s Counting House by Misumasa Anno

Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Books about Feelings and Behaviors

My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss

The Way I Feel by Jane Cain

Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young

When Sophie Gets Angry, Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss

There’s a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Poetry, Nursery Rhymes and Other Rhyming Books

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.

Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

The Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone

Over in the Meadow by Paul Galdone

Sing a Song of Popcorn by Beatrice Schenk de Regmiers, Eva Moore,
Mary Michaels White, and Jan Carr

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Siverstein

Predictable Text

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins

Is Your Mama a Llama? By Deborah Guarino

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff