Reading Rockets: National Poetry Month features video interviews with children’s poets, a list of resources for learning through poetry, and suggested activities for celebrating National Poetry Month.
ReadingRockets.org provides teaching strategies, parent tip sheets (11 languages), articles on literacy, interviews with authors and experts, daily reading headlines, a library of web widgets, and other resources to help parents, teachers, librarians, and other professionals help young children become stronger readers.
International Children’s Digital Library aims to make the best in children’s literature from around the world available free on the web. It includes nearly 5,000 books in over 50 languages in a child-friendly format for reading online. Search books by language, award winning titles, and more.
Read.gov features classic books online for children and teens. Find the text and illustrations of “Humpty Dumpty,” “Mother Goose,” “The Three Bears,” “Our Flag,” “The Arabian Nights,” “The Secret Garden,” “A Christmas Carol,” “The Raven,” and other classics. The site also provides webcasts of authors, writing contests, and teaching resources.
Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices provides five recommendations to improve literacy among adolescents in the upper elementary, middle, and high school grades. The guide is designed for teachers and personnel who work directly with students. It presents strategies that have the strongest research support and are appropriate for use with adolescents.
Educational Resources features lesson plans that invite students to examine George Washington’s annotated copy of an early draft of the Constitution, compare Thomas Jefferson’s original draft of the Declaration of Independence to the final document, determine which of 12 amendments they would ratify to produce a Bill of Rights, identify techniques Jefferson used in a […]
National Postal Museum has developed curriculum guides that explore stamps and postal history, and encourage students to write letters. Topics include historic letters and stamps from American wars; stamps and other countries, history, and art; the place of letter writing in American history; letter writing for advanced English learners; and letter writing between students and […]
Children’s Literature: Digitized Print Materials provides 50 digitized texts of rare books: The Arabian Nights, A Child’s Garden of Verses, Ballad of the Lost Hare, A Christmas Carol, Humpty Dumpty, The Grasshopper Stories, Mother Goose Finger Plays, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, The Rocket Book, The Secret Garden, Stories from Hans Andersen, The Three Bears, […]
The Big Read encourages communities to read and discuss novels. Teacher guides, discussion questions, and other information are provided for Fahrenheit 451, My