This website provides tools to help literacy leaders identify and select engaging texts for readers who may struggle, as well as teaching tools to help integrate these types of texts into their curriculum.
This PDF houses different supplemental programs and interventions for use with adolescent students. It was authored by Cynthia Shanahan and Learning Point Associates and is available on the WWC website.
Aldean Ketchum is a White Mesa Ute tribal member. He grew up in southern Utah. He is a storyteller and flute player. He share a story about a hawk. The Ute people have a close association with nature and a respect for all living things. They share the earth with animals, and they look to them for guidance. The Utes honor the hawk in ceremonies, and they use hawk feathers in their regalia. Students will learn more about the White Mesa Ute tribe, birds of prey (raptors) and engage in strategies before, during and after reading the story.
This website is a compilation of fantastic resources for any reading teacher. This page on the website provides a brief overview of before, during, and after reading strategies, as well as links with detailed information about a variety of strategies and downloadable resources for the classroom. They also provide recommended additional reading for interested viewers.
In this practical and accessible flipchart, Janet Allen shares the research-based foundations to effective vocabulary study and practical strategies for implementing them into classroom practice.
This article explains how teachers can read texts through the lens of preparing to teach the text and provides a model for reading as a teacher.
This book provides theoretical rationale for teaching grammar in the service of reading and writing in the ELA classroom. It also includes concrete examples of mini-lessons that focus on structure and conventions.
This book walks teachers through concrete and purposeful activities that link grammar to revision in the writing process.
In this text Appleman provides a clear discussion of different literary theories as well as ways to integrate them into the secondary language arts curriculum. Readers will find this text particularly helpful as they determine how to approach textual analysis through different theoretical lenses.
This text provides a collection of tests for the comprehensive assessment of skills related to reading. These assessments can help identify why a student is having reading difficulty, determine what the next step in instruction should be to remediate that difficulty, and monitor progress throughout the course of instruction. Data entry forms are available for free download.
From Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching, this web site offers an overview of key terms and principles about assessment and its role in teaching and learning. It includes discussion of different methods and how to make plans for assessment.
This text by Katherine A Dougherty Stahl, Kevin Flanigan, and Michael C. McKenna focuses on assessments used in Grades K-8 with a special focus in Chapter 11 on grades 4-8. While it doesn’t specifically discuss MTSS or RTI, it does give thorough background on different data types/sets to analyze and examine for use in reading instruction.
This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 5 (roughly equivalent to grades 6 to 7.5 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 500 and 800 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This course pack has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.
This reader contains nine original stories about healing, discovery, survival, relationships, justice, and connections to the land explored through the lens of the plant world. These stories, written specifically for adults, are designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 1. This level 1 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This reader has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.
As teachers need to consider long and short writing, formal and informal, in a variety of genres, this article focuses on and gives examples of short writing tasks that can still help students explore learning and write effectively.
In this English Journal article, Bardine et al. apply research on teacher commenting practices (e.g., appearance comments vs. function comments) to the experiences of student writers in the secondary English classroom. They offer suggestions about how to use comments and response to writing more effectively to support student learning in the classroom.
This book includes a comprehensive background to the internal linguistic and external cultural history of language from the Middle Ages to the present. ISBN 041565596X
This text offers a foundational understanding of the central elements of vocabulary instruction as well as practical strategies to support vocabulary learning.