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From the University of Connecticut, the Literacy Web is designed to promote the use of the Internet as a tool to assist classroom teachers in their search for best practices in literacy instruction, including the new literacies of the Internet. Explore the Literacy Topics section.
While focused on Florida, this center has these missions: 1) to conduct basic research on reading, reading growth, reading assessment, and reading instruction that will contribute to the scientific knowledge of reading and benefit students in Florida and throughout the nation.2) to disseminate information about research-based practices related to literacy instruction and assessment for children in pre-school through 12th grade.
The FCRR provides reports that evaluate commercial reading programs (ex. Accelerated Reader, Read Naturally). The reports are intended to be a source of information about programs that will help teachers in their choice of classroom materials. In addition to describing programs and their use, these reports provide information on the extent to which their content, organization, and instructional strategies are consistent with scientifically based research in reading. The reports have been moved to the What Works Clearinghouse. Search for 'FCRR reports' to locate them.
The National Writing Project is a collaborative program anchored at colleges and universities around the country. It's purpose is to provide resources and professional development for teachers to improve the teaching of writing.
Resources here will help teachers and districts develop a comprehensive literacy programs and practices in order to improve student achievement at all levels. This is a current area of emphasis by the Minnesota Department of Education.
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This is a really valuable resource if you are teaching literature and reading!
This resources is a diverse online collection of multimedia K-12 book and author/illustrator resources to help teachers integrate books and literacy throughout their curriculum. It is a very useful collection of resources for the new teacher or teachers changing subjects/grades.
This is a five-star resource! TeachingBooks.net provides a wealth of multimedia resources on K-12 books and authors or illustrators that can be used to support reading activities for all grades and content areas. If you are on campus, use this quick search box to begin exploring these resources. If you are off campus, use the link in the next column for best access.