Lift Up Through Literacy
The resources on this protopage are a collection of websites that have been
either created or identified as useful in supporting adolescent literacy. They are
websites that will identify student’s literacy strengths, support literacy growth, and
provide learning strategies that allow students to have greater access to content
next to the
Literacy Assessment and Resources
This second section of Lift Up Through Literacy is divided up into six
Critical Reading Reading Comprehension Reading Fluency
Writing Development Writing Fluency Word Study
Each tab contains a brief definition, resources for assessments, strategies, and
teacher material. The bookmarks contain podcasts, videos, handouts, and links
to other websites.
What does it say, how does it say it, what does it mean, what’s the
connection to me?
Profundity: Steps to deeper understanding of the text.
This section will help you identify your strengths in the area of Reading
Comprehension. Follow the links to the left for more information.
quot;Fluency is more than reading fast: it is reading at an appropriately fast
rate with good expression and phrasing that reflects solid understanding of
the passage. Since fluency is multidimensional, methods of assessment
must capture its multidimensional nature. This booklet provides a broad
definition of reading fluency, one that shows its connection to word
decoding and comprehension, and presents some simple but effective
methods for assessing student reading progress both in fluency and
- Timothy V. Rasinski, Ph.D.
Procedures for keeping a
Reading Fluency Record:
Using the Writing Process to create published works in different genres.
The ability to use language easily and accurately.
Volume and Stamina
Word Study is designed to teach pronunciation, definition, and usage of
vocabulary, as well as spelling.