Literacy Leader Archives
For the month of February, 2002, the winners are...
or Classroom Website:
School in Sleepy Hollow, New York is an exemplary website that demonstrates
the potential of online technologies for enhancing literacy development.
With the aid of their teachers, students in PreK through Grade 8 have
constructed websites that reflect their responses to curriculum based
projects in their classrooms. The homepage links you to many impressive
student projects to inspire your own work with technology and literacy.
is very kid friendly and is always updated with new information. It
has an awesome online dictionary
in five languages, incredible thematic "Zoom
Units" and age-appropriate informative texts and graphics for
kids from preschool age up to middle school. Great for struggling older
readers as well. This is a must see for all classroom teachers.
Center for the Improvement of Early
Reading Achievement (CIERA)
CIERA is dedicated to disseminating the most current
research about early reading acquisition. This site includes archives
on presentations at reading conferences as well as many other research
articles and technical reports about CIERA's latest findings with regards
to early reading achievement.
junior is an I-magazine for young readers, writers and thinkers.
This website is designed to serve busy teachers and students from grades
three to twelve with practical ideas and activities. There's interactive
support centers for teachers and parents, a comprehensive Teacher's
Guide, Wednesday Writing Lessons, Research Rockets for students to explore
to boost critical thinking skills and plenty of lesson plans and thought
provoking resources for students to use as they develop their literacy
skills. You can also visit the r*w*t
Magazine, the new magazine from ECS Learning Systems.
and Technology Integration:
Cyberguides are supplementary, standards-based, web-delivered units
of instruction centered on core works of literature. They are developed
by teachers in California for students in all grade levels from K-12
and there's even a section for foreign language and evaluation. Most
of the books are on booklists around the country and include both teacher
guides and student activities.
Pathways from North Central
Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) synthesizes research, policy
and best practices on isues critical to educators engaged in school
improvement. MCREL has identified ten critical issues for current school
improvement including Literacy
in Education. Within these pages, you'll find an in-depth coverage
of topics that can serve as discussion starters during faculty study
groups or online resources for school inservice sessions that will meet
the needs of both classroom teachers and school administrators.
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