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Academic Curriculum and Enrichment - Literacy
This section includes curriculum, games, an online writing lab, and activities for instructors of literacy for students Pre-K through Higher Education.

 

Author Scavenger Hunt
For teachers this is an online resource for students to take part in by searching through scavenger hunts of authors and their books.
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Bankstreet Library

This library’s website provides summer reading lists for students of all ages to make sure they keep up on their reading while out of school.

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Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

The Barbara Bush foundation’s mission is to create 100% literacy in America through advocacy, family literacy, and mentoring.

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Busy Teacher’s Café

This blog site creates lesson plans and materials that busy teachers can use to enhance their classroom teaching. This area of the site focuses on reading and teaching students how to read by using different tactics and subjects.

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Children’s Book Council

The CBC brings current literacy news while working to instill a love of reading into children of all ages.

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Children’s Literacy Initiative

Register for this website and you can receive information on how to transform your literacy teaching practices so that children will pay attention and learn.

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Center for Early Literacy Learning

CELL provides parents and teachers resources for teaching their children the importance of reading as well as tool kits to kickstart reading at an early age.

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Center for Improvement of Early Reading Achievement
Aims to improve the reading achievement of America's youth by generating and disseminating theoretical, empirical, and practical solutions.
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Children’s Story Books Online
Online illustrated children stories categorized by young children, older children, and young adult.
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Classics for Young People
Classic children’s books fully available online in HTML format. Includes some of the most popular books that are out of copyright.
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The Classroom Kit

Teachers are provided with games, resources, hand outs and more on this website.

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Colorin Colorado
This is a bilingual website for English learners to keep up on their reading skills.
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Education World
Download lesson plans, read professional development articles, information on integrating technology in the classroom, and articles written by education experts.
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Educational Cyber Playground
This website includes a directory of K-12 public, private, and charter schools in all 50 states. View teaching resources for Music, Internet, Technology, Literacy, and Arts and Linguistics.
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Funschool- Kaboose
Educational games sorted by grade level to serve preschool-6th grade students.
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Get Ready to Read!
Get Ready to Read provides plenty of free resources for teachers and parents to promote literacy to their children before ever entering kindergarten. By preparing them before they start school, students will be more likely to keep up with their classmates and maintain a high reading level.
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International Children’s Digital Library

On this website, children can find different books to read for free.

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International Reading Association

The International Reading Association is dedicated to helping literacy professionals and offers plenty of resources for those who wish to make their student’s reading skills stronger.

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JumpStart

JumpStart provides lesson plans and interactive games for children to get excited about learning to read.

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Literacy Council

The Literacy Council provides lesson plans and other information for educators to be sure that students are not getting left behind in their reading.

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Literacy Information and Communication System

Here, anyone can use America’s Literacy Directory and find locations near them that help promote and teach literacy.

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Literature and Languages
The American Library Association has compiled a database of information for children based on technology and the service for children it can have within the classroom.
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Media Education Lab 
The Media Education Lab is one of the leading providers of multimedia curriculum resources for K-12 media literacy education. Take advantage of the extensive collection of free resources on the website.
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National Center for Families Learning

Families Learning provides families with the resources they need to be sure that everyone in the household is literate.

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Online Writing Lab (OWL)
The Purdue Online Writing lab has over 200 resources including Writing & Teach Writing, Research, Grammar & Mechanics, Style Guides, ESL (English as a Second Language), and Job Search and Professional Writing.
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Penguin Books Teachers Guides
Written by scholars, these useful guides offer suggestions for teaching various Penguin Classics novels.
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Prongo- Games
Educational games and brain teasers categorized for youth ages 3-6, 6-9, and 9-12.
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ReadWriteThink

Here, teachers can find interactive materials, lesson plans, and professional development to help improve literacy.

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Reading Fanatic
Download free e-books anywhere anytime with this install of an application for bestselling books for the classroom.
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Reading is Fundamental
Provides students with activities and games to improve reading and writing skills.
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Reading Rockets
Provides strategies, techniques, and ideas for reading improvement to students, teachers, and parents.
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The Reading Tub

The Reading Tub is a non-profit organization that specializes in improving literacy for children and families everywhere. Here, parents can find helpful tips on how to improve their child’s reading levels.

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SEN Teacher

Here, teachers can find free printables and worksheets to help improve the literacy of their students.

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shelfari

This extension of amazon.com provides a social media type platform where you can keep track of books you have read and want to read in the future as well as get recommendations for books you might be interested in. Using this website can get children excited about reading and help to find books that are appropriate and interesting for them.

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Starfall

Starfall provides interactive games and ways to teach reading to young children in a way that is fun for them. Parents, Teachers, and students can all use this resource to help implement better literacy in their children’s lives.

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Start with a Book

In order to minimize the time spent without reading during summer breaks, Start with a Book provides resources for anyone to help children remain engaged in reading all year long.

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Systematic Engaging Early Literacy (SEEL) 

SEEL provides resources and lesson plans for educators to teach early literacy skills to young children.

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Virginia Hamilton’s Site
This site has great information that goes along with photography of both authors and illustrations of books for students of any age by Virginia Hamilton herself.
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te@chthought

Here are 21 literacy resources for teachers who use digital technology to teach in their classroom.

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The Write Site
Middle school students can explore the world of journalism and language arts through journal writing, and various writing activities and self reflection.
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Young Writers Society
The world's largest writer's site for young adults ages 13 to 25. Youth can share their literacy works in this online community and receive constructive criticism on their poem or story.
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