web resources specific to children's and/or young
go to the Teaching
with Children's and Adolescent Literature web site.
web resources specific to literature circles,
go to the Literature
Circles Resource Center web site.
web resources specific to themed literature units,
go to the Themed
Literature Units web site.
web resources specific to literacy assessment,
go to Assessment
Links web site.
web resources specific to literacy advocacy,
go to Going
Public: Advocating for Effective Literacy web site.
Reading Panel report on research-based effective
practices in reading. This is the Congress-appointed
body that reviewed research in literacy to come up with
a distillation of important instructional recommendations
Interpretations of the NRP Report:
Children to Read: The Fragile Link Between Science and
Federal Education Policy. by Camilli, G., Vargas,
S., & Yurecko, M. Education Policy Analysis Archives,
15, (11). Analysis of the faulty conclusions on phonics
instruction reached by the NRP report.
Reading Association: Summary and resources related
to the National Reading Panel Report.
View", NRP panel member Joanne Yatvin raises some
key issues about the panel's findings and their value
and harm to children. (The file will download as
an Adobe Acrobat pdf file).
in the Woods: The Wanderings of the National Reading Panel"
by Joanne Yatvin. Panel member Joanne Yatvin tells
the startling insider's story of how the highly-touted
NRP report fell victim to time and political pressures.
Smoke and Mirrors: A Critque of the National Reading Panel
Report on Phonics by Elaine M. Garan. Article
in the March 2001 issue of The Kappan which analyzes
the faulty research base on phonics and its intepretation
by the National Reading Panel.
National Reading Panel: Using Research to Create More
Literate Students by Timothy Shanahan, University
of Illinois at Chicago: article in Reading Online,
the online journal of the International Reading
Beginning Reading Instruction by Michael Pressley,
University of Notre Dame (In right-side menu, click on
"doc" to download as a Word document; click on "pdf" to
download as a pdf file. Critique of the research
base of the National Reading Panel. Pressley reviews
research omitted from the NRP report.
Unmentionables: What National Reading Reports and
Reading Legislation Don't Tell You" by
Gerald Coles (excerpt from Coles's forthcoming book, an
analysis of the NRP report and national reading legislation.
Reading Difficulties (National Research Council):
Landmark study of critical factors in preventing reading
problems for K-12 students.
of the Art: Research-based ideas for transforming
teaching and learning to read.
Digests: Short collections of research on a
wide range of topics.
My Child Read: Information for Parents: Variety
of information for parents to help them support their
children as readers and writiers.
Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication
Assessment, Research & Evaluation (formerly ERIC
Clearinghouse on Assessment)
for Applied Linguistics (formerly ERIC Clearinghouse
on Languages and Linguistics): second language learning
Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
Parent Information Center
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Essential Academic Learning Requirements: Reading
Grade Level Resources: Reading
State Essential Academic Learning Requirements: Writing:
EALRs for writing; frameworks for writing, grades K-10;
anchor sets for writing, grades 4, 8, and 10.
State Essential Academic Learning Requirements: Communication:
EALRs for communication; frameworks for communication,
for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement:
Research and advocacy on early literacy. Here are
examples of the information available:
Report Series: Downloadable reports of reserach
on a range of literacy issues.
Child a Reader: Series of pamphlets on helping
children become strong readers.
Click here to see slides from CIERA researchers' national
on Open Court, Whole to Part Phonics, and Effective Literacy
Programs: Margaret Moustafa, Ph.D., California State
University, Los Angeles.
Readers with Learning Disabilities and Challenges
Center Enhancing access to the general education curriculum
for students with disabilities K-8.
Dave's ESL Cafe: Dave Sperling
ESL Resources for Teachers and Students: Recommended by Anne Hughes, Monument Charter School, Washington, DC.
Research Center on English Learning and Achievement
Resources for Teachers of ESL: Center for Applied
Language Minority Students: A comprehensive
web site of Dr. Jill Kerper Mora of San Diego State University
-- exceptional resource!
Lesson Plans and Resources: site maintained
by Dr. Marty Levine, professor emeritus, California State
for ESL Teachers: Dene Scoggins, University
of Texas at Austin
Cookbook: Specific teaching ideas for working
with English language learners.
Companion: Great site developed by high school
English teacher, Jim Burke. Burke is author of
English Teacher's Companion published in 1999
by Heinemann. The web site is a thoroughly-researched
and jam-packed supplement to his book. Highly recommended
for all middle and high school language arts teachers.
Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE).
Companion resources for teaching language arts.
Very extensive site with many well-developed unit guides.
Helping Teachers: Detailed resources for teachers
-- all levels, all subject areas. Includes a large
list of web site links
+ 1 Writing Model and Traits of an Effective Reader:
Web site by Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
Online: Online journal of the International Reading
Web: Resources on middle school reform for teachers
and parents; includes a long list of online resources
for teachers of middle school.
Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted
Gifted Child Association
Association for Gifted Children
Center for Family Literacy
Literacy Tutoring Programs
Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
Center on Adult Literacy
Literacy Network: Educational materials and information
about adult literacy in the western U.S. and Pacific Islands.