Research Related Literacy Websites
(in alphabetical order)
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
Issues in Literacy Development
This document summarizes the best available research and professional
expertise to help teachers provide high-quality literacy instruction
for students from kindergarten through Grade 8. The information has
been organized around topics that are important to literacy development.
Authors: John Pikulski and J. David Cooper.
Literacy Education Resources: Early Childhood to High School
An extensive list of online resources sorted into twelve major categories
of literacy education.
Literacy and Reading Excellence Center includes information on early
literacy, national statements, balanced literacy and other areas.
This center also has a great
list of resources.
- International Reading
Association addresses all issues related to
reading as a professional membership organization dedicated to promoting
high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading
instruction, disseminating research and information about reading, and
encouraging the lifetime reading habit.
provides a wealth of searchable information about issues related to
and international adult literacy communities in many themes
and from many educational perspectives.
- The Literacy Project by Google.com provides a search engine to find: books and scholarly articles about literacy, reading promotion, and education, literacy videos from organizations and teachers, literacy organizations around the world, literacy blogs, book clubs and groups, and literacy-related documents on the web.
- National Center for
Family Literacy supports family literacy services across the United
States through programming, training, research, advocacy and dissemination
Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy (NCSWL): Although this
organization has completed its mission, many publications and research
articles are still available online
- National LINCS-
A gateway to adult education and family literacy for users throughout
the world created by the National Institute for Literacy
Research Center on English Learning & Achievement (CELA): From
here, you'll find links to their current newsletter
and archives back to 1996, access to their many publications about research
in reading with a great search function. You can download many interesting
documents from here, including Guidelines
for Teaching Middle and High School Students to Read and Write Well
by Judith Langer.
- National Writing
Project: a research institute dedicated to improving the teaching
and learning of in American schools
Assessment of Educational Progres (NAEP) reports on Reading results
Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) provides research
focusing on a vareity of critical issues in literacy including their
newest update Using
Technology to Enhance Literacy Instruction
National Research and Development Centers: several of these research
centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education includes literacy
and Literacy Resources from Alaska Regional
Assistance Center (AKRAC) includes some excellent publications about
literacy components and a nice listing of resources.
Excellence Grant Program awards grants to
state education agencies to improve the reading skills of children in
kindergarten through third grade.
Research about Reading and Reading Disabilities
Cognitive Foundations of Learning to Read: A Framework.
Online Documents about Literacy Instruction and Research
(in alphabetical order)