Curriculum Websites ~ Literacy
Information, Methods, and Strategies
Children's Literature and Author's Websites

Literacy General Resources

Todd County Literacy Support ~ ~ strategies and resources for literacy coaches and teachers
Learning to Read - Resources for Language Arts and Reading Research ~ ~ a clearinghouse for the dissemination of reading research through conferences, journals and other publications; LOTS of information here!
Beginning Reading Instruction ~ ~A Practical Guide for Parents
K-5 Balanced Literacy ~ ~ Definition and components of a balanced literacy program
Todd County Literacy Support ~ ~ strategies and resources for literacy coaches and teachers
Jim Trelease ~ ~ everything you ever wanted to know about reading aloud, including research!
Whole Language Facts Sheets ~ ~ from Whole Language Umbrella
Books About Whole Language ~ ~ from Whole Language Umbrella
Whole Language Beliefs ~ ~ NCTE's belief statement about Whole Language, including its scientific basis and foundations.
TAWL Archives ~ ~ the archives for the Teachers Applying Whole Language listserve
Informal reading inventories, including running records:

Teaching Strategies and Lessons

Comprehension Strategies ~ ~ strategies and ideas for teachers based on Strategies That Work, Mosaic of Thought, and Reading With Meaning
~ ~ how to set up readers' workshop in your classroom
Teaching That Makes Sense ~ ~ extensive resources for literacy instruction, including ideas for readers' and writers' workshops.
30 Ideas for Teaching Writing ~ ~ from the National Writing Project
Writing Fix ~ ~ Sponsored partly by the National Writing Project ~ features interactive writing prompts and activities including tools, games, lessons, and publishing ideas.
Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art ~ ~ ideas for using art to fostering literacy through art; includes video, articles, and examples of student work
Literature Circles Resource Center ~
Literary Lessons ~ ~ This site is an excellent resource for ideas for implementing literature circles in the classroom. It includes "printable" .pdf files with literature response questions to make into task cards, and other "ready to go" items.
Read-Write-Think ~ ~ A well-organized site full of teacher-written lesson plans you can use in your own classroom, from IRA, NCTE, and MarcoPolo.

Poetry Daily ~ ~ a new poem every day!
Writing Prompts
~ ~ a year's worth of writing prompts and other writing ideas
Free Spelling Course by Marie ~ ~ free, online, thirty-unit spelling course

Readers' Theater

Children's Literature, Thematic Lists/Text Sets, and Leveled Books

The Children's Literature Webguide ~ ~ Internet resources related to literature for children and young adults.
TeachingBooks ~ ~ a variety of teacher's resources for children's literature, including activity guides and much more.
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site ~ ~ lots of information about children's literature, including links to categorized text sets.
Children's Picture Book Database ~ ~ A great help when looking for a collection of books for thematic instruction

Historical Fiction for Children ~ ~ has lists of non-fiction books by subject
Richard C. Owens autobiographies ~ ~ autobiographies with stories behind the writings of the authors and reasons behind the books that the authors have written.
Math in Children's Literature ~ ~ extensive list of children's books with mathematical themes
Mathematics in Literature Booklists
Math Literature ~
Math in Literature ~
Mathematics and Children's Literature ~

Math Patterns in Children's Literature ~

Teachers@Random ~ ~ thematic book lists
ATN Booklists ~ ~ hundreds of book list recommendations harvested from a variety of listserves; organized by theme and subject
Book Lists ~
State by State Booklist ~ ~ a list of books with settings in each of the states in the United States

Thematic Book Links: The Doucette Index to K-12 Teaching Ideas for Literature

Leveled Books
Leveled Books ~ ~ Aldert Root's Leveled Lists by Publisher

Accelerated Reader ~ some pro and con ~ action research

Authors' Websites

Mem Fox ~ ~ Ideas for parents and teachers about teaching reading and writing, information for writers of children's books, and audio links to Mem reading her books aloud.
Jane Yolen ~
Jan Brett ~
Eric Carle ~

Patricia Polacco ~
Audrey Wood ~

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