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Education and Training Literacy Based Resources

Here is a list of resources for addressing Education and Training with a literacy emphasis. There are websites, articles, and activities included. Theses resources are researched driven and I have found very useful.

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core-aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.

This website is an awesome resource for teachers to register their classes, search for non fiction articles based on their content area, then assign to the classes that you teach. The teacher can then adjust the article based on the students lexile score. Articles have quizzes and the teacher is to monitor the student's progress.

About RIF

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is the nation's oldest and largest children's literacy organization dedicated to providing books and literacy resources to children who need them most.

We used RIF to provide books to the Prek students every year. It is a really good website for litereacy resources.

GeorgiaStandards.Org - Official Site

The website has resources to use when writing lesson plans and also to use when incorporating literacy in all classrooms.

This is the alignment of standards to incorporate literacy standards into CTAE courses in high school (9th through 12th grade)
It is quick reference guide to use when writing lesson plans and in the classroom setting

Classroom Resources - ReadWriteThink

Home › Classroom Resources Grades K - 12 | Student Interactive This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically. Grades 1 - 2 | Lesson Plan Through a close reading of Amelia Bedelia, students reread the material to discuss text-dependent questions, promoting deep thinking about the text and its characters.

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

Welcome to Discovery Education | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Discovery Education accelerates school districts' digital transition through comprehensive standards-based content, professional development, formative assessment, and community engagement proven to positively impact student achievement. A digital textbook series, built from scratch for today's learners and current standards, engages students with dynamic, multimodal content and an inquiry approach.

Read to me - Las Vegas

READ TO ME program. Children storybooks read aloud by celebrities and storytellers. This online reading program to develop literacy in children is fun! Watch books and download lesson plans for learning. And best of all, READ TO ME is 100% FREE!
Great website to have read alouds and get the childrens attention on books

Photo Prompts

This website contains photo prompts for students to write based on a topic that the teacher selects.
I have only used this a few times, because the topics are limited. The photos are vivid and the kids really liked the topics. It is something to continue to use periodically

SmithsonianTweenTribune | Articles for kids, middle school, teens from Smithsonian | | Current event...

Lexile leveled reading material current events, lesson plans, quizzes, assessments

PreKinders: Ideas & Resources for Pre-K & Preschool Teachers

PreKinders is a resource site for teachers of Pre-K and Preschool with teacher-created activities, lesson ideas, printables, and themes for your classroom.


Pinterest offers a wealth of resources on incorpating literacy in your classroom. It is my go to when I need ideas activities or lesson plans.

How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas?

You are busy this summer planning and reworking lessons -- adding, adjusting, and tweaking. Here's something to think about, fast forward to fall: We know students do plenty of listening in our classes, but what about the other three communication skills they should be engaging in and practicing daily?
The article has great insights on how to incorporate literacy in the classroom - it was food for thought

New Trends on Promoting Literacy in the Classroom

Early literacy in children begins in the first three years of life and is related, many times, to a child's first exposure to books, stories and writing. It's a fact that only 10 percent of students who read poorly by the end of first grade learn to read proficiently later in life.

The Elements Of A Literacy-Rich Classroom Environment

by Kimberly Tyson , Ph. D. of Literacy-rich environments, as endorsed by the International Reading Association, have a significant impact on what goes on in the classroom and set the stage for interactions with a wide variety of genres.
The graphic organizer will help you as a teacher know if your classroom is literacy-rich or not - it is something I read and used to incorporate more literacy insights into my room

Earlychildhood NEWS - Article Reading Center

Music is an integral part of a quality early childhood curriculum. It plays a role in setting the tone of the classroom, developing skills and concepts, helping children make transitions, and building a sense of community. Of course, if you ask the children, they will tell you singing is a fun part of their daily activities.
This article discusses how rhyming and singing will help children learn to read. I am firm believer of that as well. It was a very interesting article and shared rhymes and songs to do with the children.
This article I will be sharing in my ECE classes

The Essentials of Early Literacy Instruction

This article from NAEYC discusses ways that you can incorporate literacy in the Early Childhood classroom. The ideas are practical and would be encouraged ideas for the ECE students to do with the Prek kids.

National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC
This website is a spring board to many other resources that could be used in the ECE classroom. There are books, magazines, and scholarly articles contained on this website based on Early Childhood Education.

Get Ready to Read!

Get Ready to Read
This is a website that contains screening tools, resources, toolkits, games, and activities for teachers to use in their classrooms. It is also an excellent resource for the ECE teacher to use show what is appropriate in the Prek classroom.

FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software

FlipSnack is a flipping book software that lets you convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications that you can embed into your website.
This is a great tool for students to make their own books for presentations or the Prek kids