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The 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.

Teaching 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.

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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.

Connecting to 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.

LD 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.

National Clearinghouse 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.

Reading Online
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.

Sonoma 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.

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This document was published by the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET). NCSET is supported through a cooperative agreement #H326J000005 with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the U.S. Department of Education Programs, and no official endorsement should be inferred.

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