The National Writing Project (NWP) presents a Literacy Night event where students read, write, and reconnect with their families. This article provides some guidelines on how to prepare a creative and inviting environment for a positive reading experience.
These graphic organizers can be used to prepare for a five-paragraph essay, organize sentences in a paragraph, map concepts and events, compare topics with a Venn Diagram, organize notes for a presentation, create a double-entry journal, and much more.
This page, sponsored by the International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is designed to help students create all types of newspapers, brochures, flyers, and booklets. There are many templates to choose from, as well as a variety of publishing tools to add interest to the final product.
This site offers many intriguing photos, including a photo of the day, news photos, photo gallery, and short video clips. These can be useful for supporting content instruction, fostering dialogue with emerging English speakers, and creating writing prompts.
The Phonological Awareness and Literacy Screening (PALS) Program is funded through Virginia Reads grants and the University of Virginia. This site provides early literacy activities, organized by skill type.
The Online Writing Lab provides materials for English as a Second Language (ESL) students and teachers, including resource pages, handouts, and exercises.
This page provides a round-up of electronic forums in which content material can be conveyed and students can exchange written information, within the confines of the classroom or across the globe.
In this book, Jack Prelutsky uses easy tips and humor to get even the most reluctant writer started with writing the poetic form. (Amazon listing)
This online writing lab includes essay samples as well as information about different kinds of essays.
A forum to share teaching tips, handouts, syllabi, lesson plans and more!