Building A Powerful Reading Program: From Research to Practice http://www.csus.edu/ier/reading.html California schools are targeting reading and this site gives a
summary of current research about learning to read.
Carl's Corner http://www.carlscorner.us/ Retired
teacher, Cherry Carl, has collected an amazing amount of
resources that she shares freely with teachers.
Early Literacy http://www.earlyliterature.ecsd.net/ This site continues to be one of the best practical literacy
sites I know of for teachers of k-3. We compiled almost 2,000
poems organized by topic so that teachers could find and
access them as needed. In addition, we summarized current
research on early literacy development and the classroom
implications and relevant strategies resulting from that
Kindergarten Literacy http://www.kinderlit.ecsd.net/ Eight teachers in Alberta attempted to record all literacy
events as they occurred in their kindergarten classrooms
throughout the year. As a result of creating this web site, we
noticed similarities and consistencies within the unique world
of each classroom. Several teachers used this information to
create a new working model for Kindergarten Literacy, which we
simple called "Balanced Literacy for Kindergarten". We created
a list of developmentally appropriate literacy centers and
planning board. This was original work specifically created
Learning to Read http://www.learningtoread.ecsd.net/ This telecollaborative project was the combined work of 8
teachers from kindergarten and grade one - sharing their
understanding of the reading process in Alberta classrooms.
Good resources for parents as well.
Teaching Books http://www.teachingbooks.net/ This is a subscription service and well worth the price.
(Calgary Public has purchased the license for their teachers.)
You may want to approach your Reading Consultants...
Wired for Words www.wiredforwords.com This online book club has been
designed by Teacher librarians with the Calgary Board of
Education in Calgary, Alberta. There are 6 books featured
every month in the four different age groups of 4-8, 9-12,
13-16 and young adult. Students can use this site to find
books to read and are invited then to post a review. Note that
this page locks, so open it in a different browser page so you
don't lose your place in your web journey!