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The files below highlight the standards that are covered in literacy at each grade level.  There are also helpful hints for support at home.  If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the KCS literacy curriculum, please contact Kingsport City Schools Literacy Coordinator, Emily Helphinstine at (423) 378-2150.

Kingsport City Schools offers parents and students activities and links that can support your child’s literacy development at home.  These activities are appropriate for multiple grade levels.


Benchmark Universe- Access thousands of digital books for every grade level.

Student Username: The first four letters of their name, middle initial, and full last name

Example: Jamersmith (for James Robert Smith)

Student Password: the student number in PowerSchool




Roy the Zebra
Guided Reading and Reading Games with Roy the Zebra. Includes words that rhyme, high frequency words, capital letters, full stops and much more. K-3

Book Adventure
Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. K-8

BookPals This site provides an on-line streaming video program featuring Screen Actors Guild members reading children's books aloud.

Bembo's Zoo Watch how the letters of the alphabet re-form into animals. Preschool - K

Sesame Street Games Play over 100 games, hear your favorite theme songs, read interactive stories fromSesame Street.  Grades PreK-1

My Hero: An Interactive Series My Hero is a non-profit educational project that brings information to a global audience. From peacemakers such as Nelson Mandela to scientific visionaries such as Albert Einstein, visitors can explore historical and contemporary heroes. Visitors are also invited to create web pages about the people who inspire them, providing thousands of children and their parents a chance to tell their stories. Grades 2-12

Room 108 Original Hangman Play this fun interactive game which is like the regular Hangman. The word lists include the Common, Number, Animal, Bible and Color Words.

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Kingsport City Schools
Academic Support: Literacy
400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 200
Kingsport, TN 37660
Ph: (423) 378.2150
Fax: (423) 378.2120