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Literary Resources

Here are a list of literary resources with links to each individual resource. The list was created by Shane Arnold. I am a Secondary education major at Indiana University Kokomo. I am a senior and plan to perform my student teaching in the spring semester of 2017.


Comprehension Strategies

1). This link includes comprehension strategies. For each strategy there is a chart that goes with it. The chart describes what the strategy does and how to perform the specific strategy.

2). This link is to a TED talk about reading out loud to children. The speaker talks about how children who have to spend their time decoding the words don't have any room left for understanding the story. Reading out loud allows the children to understand the story and not worry about decoding.

3). article discussing multiple forms for reading comprehension. also provides examples of some forms of comprehension strategies.

4). Pinterest post showing what comprehension strategies consist of.



1). This Pinterest post shows how vocabulary should be taught in order to retain the words and meanings better. it is compared to how vocabulary IS taught. It is 10 strategies that teachers should employ, and 10 strategies they should avoid.

2). In this article Rebecca Albert describes how to find which vocabulary words to teach. She then introduces ways to help students learn and understand the words.

3). this video is a demonstration of the 4 corner vocabulary method. students draw a picture of what they think their word represents. then they right a sentence using the word. they then write the definition in their own words. last, they write the word.

4). this last article is a blog post by Edutopia. it describes a system in which the students pick the vocabulary words and then are taught the words by constantly using them. instead of writing down the definition, they come up with their own. they constantly use the word in games and in conversation and come back to the word periodically throughout the semester.


Struggling Readers/ ELLs

1). - This link is a chart that shows what to do and what not to do with ELL students in different stages.

2). this website is filled with multiple article and strategies for instructing ELL students. Its full of links that help instruction by grade and by where the students are in the learning process.

3). a blog post providing multiple instructional strategies for ELL students. The blog also provide videos of the demonstrations of some of these strategies.

4). A blog by Edutopia. states things teachers should do with ELL students and things they should not do with ELL students.


Accessible Text

1). Short article on how to make your text accessible.

2). this is a video on creating accessible DIGITAL texts. texts that all can use easily online.

3). post on accessible texts in the class, e-text, and how some e-texts are not accessible.

4). short guide on creating an accessible classroom.



1). this video is a TED talk about assessment. Reshan Richards is making an argument that true assessment is not something that can be broken down into numbers or letter grades.

2). Linda Darling-Hammond gives a TED talk on standardized testing. talks about jobs not giving multiple choice options. She also discusses the tests effects on teachers.

3). A post by Edutopia about comprehensive assessment. Also, the link includes another video by Linda Darling-Hammond.

4). this Pinterest post is a picture depicting assessment techniques, both formative and summative.



1). short video on how and why a teacher uses questioning in her classroom.

2). link provides a source for developing questioning techniques. it provides the reader with a video as well as links to other articles and documents focused on developing your questioning skills.

3). Joe Burgum discusses using questions to drive learning. talks about using questioning to overcome struggles of dyslexia.

4). Alan Duffy talks about the incite gained by asking a simple question.


Teaching New Standards

1). this website is where the Indiana academic standards are found. whenever standards are changed or added, this website should show the updated list.

2). this website is an information based website. it gives the reader the information needed for understanding and implementing the common core standards.

3). this article provides information for initiatives being put into place in California. the initiatives are used by teachers in order to help master instruction of the common core standards.

4). This article is another blog post by Edutopia. it provides information on what the common core standards means for education and teachers.



1). Clicking here you will pull up an article that debates whether or not reading from a screen is better than reading from a book. The authors, Marburg and Wiberg, ultimately come to the conclusion that reading from a screen is about the same as reading a book. However, the reader has to prefer whichever medium they are reading from. The article discusses three separate studies that were conducted to help with their decision.

2). this website is also an app that will allow you to create a mind map. after completion it allows you to make the map private or public for anyone to see. this app allows you to add in links to websites or pictures. it also allows you to color code your ideas so that they correspond with each other.

3). this article offers multiple reasons why technology should be used in the classroom. students can be more independent in their learning and they can find the information they need at the click of a button. the article offers more insight into this subject.

4). A TED talk by Salman Khan, founder of the Kahn Academy, expressing the pros of using video to teach students. especially when it comes to flipping the classroom.