Literacy Principal, 2nd Ed. (2007)
This book by David Booth and Jennifer Rowsell offers help for school
administrators who want to know about effective strategies for improving
students’ literacy. The book may be read online or ordered
in hard copy format.
Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific
Research Literature on Reading and its Implications for Reading
Instruction: Reports of the Subgroups (2000)
This is the National Reading Panel’s 2000 report. It includes
discussion of what is currently known about how children learn to
decode words and comprehend text.
All About Adolescent Literacy: Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12
All About Adolescent Literacy is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers (including resources in Spanish). It is an educational initiative of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation's capital, and is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and by the Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Family Foundation.
Success: Mentoring Through Technology to Promote Student Achievement
Connecting to Success is an electronic mentoring program using a
combination of e-mail and face-to-face meetings to develop mentoring
relationships between youth with disabilities and caring adults.
The program is intended to facilitate successful transition to adult
life. Program evaluations indicate that youth participants improve
their reading, writing, and technology skills as they communicate
with their mentors.
Online: LD In Depth, Reading
This Web page features information about dyslexia, a learning disability
linked with difficulties in reading. Articles, parent and teacher
resources, and discussion opportunities on dyslexia are included
in the LD Online site.
for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational
Programs (U.S. Dept. of Education)
This clearinghouse conducts research on useful educational practices
for linguistically and culturally diverse (LCD) students in the
United States. Publications on educating LCD learners can be found,
as well as links to information on language and education. Resources
for linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms can also be
accessed on this Web site.
Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
RIF is an organization that creates and implements child and family
literacy programs designed to engage children in reading. One feature
is Reading Planet, which presents information about books and reading
activities. Several helpful articles and tips for parents of older
readers are available on the Reading Planet Web page.
Created by the International Reading Association, Reading Online
is a journal providing information on literacy research and practice
applicable to ages 5 to 18. Articles, international perspectives,
book reviews, and technology ideas in literacy instruction are featured.
Readers are also invited to participate in discussions about literacy
topics through the site.
County Office of Education (SCOE) Hot Topics: Reading Corner
SCOE’s Reading Corner offers resources and research on reading
instruction. Reading seminars, programs, and teaching strategies
are some of the topics featured on this Web site.
Young Adult Library
Services Association (YALSA)
The American Library Association’s YALSA offers library services
to young adults and support to those who provide service to them.
This Web page includes book lists, professional development information
for people who work with young adults, and links to helpful resources.
Other pages on this topic:
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