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For the month of May, 2002, the winners are...

School or Classroom Website: Palma Sola Elementary School Reading Workshop Resources provides a wealth of online tutorials and free practice sheets in many early literacy and comprehension skills for students in grades K-5. The Writing Workshop includes some interesting writing prompts and lessons on varied writing topics.

Literacy Website: World of Reading, Where Kids and Books Come Together, is a central place for readers to share online their thoughts about good books they've read or search through the database of entries from students around the world to locate popular titles or books about a certain topic. It's an interesting product of collaborative sharing and a great model for students struggling with writing book reviews.

Literacy Research: Reading Rockets, sponsored by the Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (GWETA), provides a comprehensive overview of important research findings that can help guide instruction for good readers and struggling readers. Helpful articles summarize current research and background research and the bookclub features a searchable database of award winning books for children.

Writing: Storyteller encourages children to contribute their original stories or read one of the many stories written by children around the world. Stories are rated on a scale of 1-5 by the online editors and there are special topic features including original Harry Potter stories.

Literacy and Technology Integration: Early Childhood Technology Literacy Project website was designed as a resource for parents and teacher to share information gathered and developed during the project. Training resources, lesson examples, student work, and many great models of technology integration in early literacy programs are available here.

Professional Development: NCREL's Critical Issue: Addressing the Literacy Needs of Emergent and Early Readers is a great review of the theoretical and research-based knowledge of child development in general and literacy development in particular. Audio clips from experienced teachers describe how they apply these research-based processes with their students. At the end of the article, goals for educators are identified as well as action options for taking steps to provide opportunities for children's literacy acquisition.

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