here, you can enjoy featured literacy websites each month and access
archives from previous months. These websites have been selected because
of their excellent quality and usefulness to classroom teachers striving
to integrate best practices in both literacy and technology into their
For the month of June, 2002, the winners are...
or Classroom Website: Edleston
Primary School in the United Kingdom provides many inspiring Online
Projects that feature Flash animations collaboratively created by students
in grades K-8, original student art in place of standard web page clipart,
and exciting links between curricular reading and writing objectives
and technology tools.
Learning Strategies Database for Reading Comprehension from Muskingum
College reviews metacognitive behaviors of good and poor readers, provides
a rationale for a learning strategies approach to comprehension and
then provides explicit descriptions of many strategies to facilitate
student meaning making.
Research: For those trying to access current research findings
from NICHD and other national reports dealing with phonemic awareness
and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the
ReadbyGrade3.com - Reading Disabilities website provides important
summaries and links to these types of documents. Although most studies
cited here seem to support the phonics perspective over a more balanced
approach, the resources are well organized and easily accessible for
those looking to keep up with current issues in reading research. You
can also access a listserv and bulletin board within this site to discuss
and exchange responses to this research.
Merlyn's Pen honors
America's Teens who have contributed original fiction, essays and poems
that can be read for literary enrichment, instruction, discussion and
pleasure. The magazine is published once a year (for subscription) but
for free, teachers can access the online companion teacher's guide with
discussion starters, students can read sample writings by other teens
or they can submit work for acceptance in the magazine.
and Technology Integration: Tools
2000 for Elementary Teachers engaged teachers from Okaloosa School
District in Florida in creating technology integrated thematic unit
plans for Grades
K-2 and Grades
3-5 after participating in this five-day technology training model.
These lessons are good examples of different ways that a variety
of electronic tools can be integrated into the curriculum.
has been created as a global workspace for educators sharing knowledge
about effective teaching practices. Many pertinent curricular topics
are featured in this website's special collections spotlights including
early literacy, adolescent literacy and technology integration. Access
the online guidebook
to help lead collaborative professional development activities, participate
in panel discussions with topic experts, share or read other's success
stories and much more.
of previous winners
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