Grade One: Strategies for Reading and Writing Print Strategies for Fiction and Non-fiction Texts: Problem-Solving Words and Writing about Our Lives from NYC Schools
Grade Two : Non-Fiction Reading and Writing Using Non-Fiction Features and Text Structures to Build Knowledge and Vocabulary and Non-Fiction Research: Writing to Inform from NYC Schools
Grade Three Reading and Writing with Independence Reading Habits: Acquiring Strategies for Independent Reading and Writing Habits: Acquiring Strategies for Independent Writing from NYC Schools
KidsReads This website shares reviews of “cool new books” and authors. The books are categorized by age and by genre. There is a link for podcasts and another for book clubs. The newsletter highlights the newest and best on the site.
Scholastic for Parents This site contains age appropriate guides for helping your child learn to love reading. Divided into early childhood and school age children, the site also contains resources for helping your child with math, technology and other subjects. Additionally, there is an array of information about family matters.
Time for Kids This site shares diverse resources for parents including virtual tours around the world, kid-appropriate current events stories, homework help, and graphic organizers.
Teaching Literacy Website focuses on what it means to teach literature. The site is divided into the following categories: British literature, multicultural, poetry, drama, speech, Shakespeare, literary genres, mythology, media and technology.
IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts http://www.readwritethink.org/standards/index.html This document shares a fresh, professional vision for students to develop the language skills and strategies that will make them active, informed members of society.
The International Reading Association's Standards for Reading Professionals http://www.reading.org/resources/issues/reports/professional_standards.html These standards answer the question, "What should new reading professionals know and be able to do?"
NCTE Guideline: Multi-Modal Literacies http://www.ncte.org/about/over/positions/category/literacy/123213.htm This NCTE Executive Committee summary statement explains how integration of multiple modes of communication and expression can enhance or transform the meaning of the work beyond illustration or decoration.
NCTE Guideline: Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing http://www.ncte.org/about/over/positions/category/write/118876.htm Recognizing that writing is an increasingly multifaceted activity, the NCTE Executive Committee offers several principles to help teachers understand and implement effective writing instruction.
State by State Standards http://www.education-world.com/standards/state/toc/index Locate the English language arts and/or literacy standards for your state.
ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS*S) http://cnets.iste.org/students/s_stands.html Teachers can use these standards as guidelines for planning technology-based activities in which students achieve success in learning, communication, and life skills.
ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS*T) http://cnets.iste.org/teachers/t_stands.html Building on the NETS for Students, the NETS for Teachers define the fundamental concepts, knowledge, skills, and attitudes for applying technology in educational settings. Relates especially to pre-service teacher education.
International Reading Association The International Reading Association addresses a broad range of issues in literacy education.
National Council of Teachers of English Plenty of resources that promote teaching, research, and student achievement in the English language arts at all grade levels.
American Library Association The American Library Association offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers.
The Reading Zone This section of the Internet Public Library is a user-friendly site that offers links to online stories and magazines, resources for teachers and parents, and information about children's authors.
Reading Online This is a free electronic journal (published by the International Reading Association) with hundreds of articles on a range of topics in reading education.
ReadWriteThink Enjoy a wide selection of free standards-based lesson plans and Internet resources that help teachers and students integrate technology and language arts.
Instructional Strategies Online: What is Balanced Literacy? This resource explains numerous components of a balanced literacy program. The site contains many links to helpful online resources.
Learning and Teaching: Piaget Learn more about Piaget and stages of cognitive development.
Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development More about Vygotsky and applications of his theory in education.
Reading Lady good comprehension, readers theater & other resources
Hello First Grade wonderful for K-2
www.readwritethink.org website of teaching ideas from the NCTE & IRA groups
Middle Web Readers Workshop For teachers of 5 th -8 th grade
Columbia Readers and Writers Workshop Readers & Writers Workshop of Teachers College website –book lists, free conferences, more
http://nancykeane.com/booktalks/ Selection of over 300 book talks for introducing books to students
http://www.ala.org/greatsites American Library Association’s list of great websites. Too many to mention but click on the “Language & literature” section, especially the “Authors & Illustrators” website
English Companion Ning Network This "Edublog" offers English teachers support in curriculum development while building community. In 2009, it was the winner of the best educational use of a social networking service award from Edublog Awards.
www.choiceliteracy.com great newsletter (also has a very good by-subscription section)
www.carolhurst.com Literature recommendations by grade level & theme; wonderful occasional newsletter
Mosaic List Serve Tools
Choice Literacy – The Big Fresh Newsletter
PBS Teacher and Parent Newsletters
CCSSO – Reading and Writing Newsletters
Reading From Scratch
Florida online Reading Professional Developmen t
Lake Oswego Public Library Early Literacy Newsletter