Organizations and Web Sites

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The following are links to recommended organizations and web sites that provide information on learning disabilities, ADHD, and other issues.

You can also see this list organized by type of organization, by focus, or by audience.

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A to Z Teacher Stuff: Activities for the First Day of School

A wealth of links to creative first day activities, including ideas such as an "I Can't Funeral" and "Dear Me" letters.


An educational site offering 5000+ FREE printable theme units, word puzzles, writing forms, book report forms, math, ideas, lessons, and much more.

About.com: Make at Home Math Games

Links to many math games that use common items such as dice and playing cards. Game boards can be printed too.

About.com: Print and Learn Activities

Links to many printable activities and worksheets. Topics include coloring books, paper dolls, math and reading activities and games.

About.com: Recommended Children's Audio Books

A site that has links to six audio books as well as many links to popular children's books arranged by category, monthly themes and favorites.

About.com: The Best Sites for Free Audio Books

About.com offers a list of websites that have free audio books for download, as well as brief descriptions of each website and what is available.

Academic Vocabulary Games

This website from Jefferson County Schools in Tennesse offers academic vocabulary lists for grades K-12. In addition to lists of vocabulary for specific content areas, there are lots of games, with downloads for the game boards and content word cards.

Academy for Educational Development (AED)

Since its founding in 1961, AED has worked to improve decision making for educational reform and workforce development in the United States. The organization works at all levels of the education system, focusing on teacher preparation and student achievement. Programs support children with disabilities, Migrant Head Start, high-school and middle-school reform, youth engagement, and access to higher education.

Academy of American Poets: 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month

Includes links to creative ideas like "putting poetry in unexpected places" and "take a poem to lunch."

Academy of American Poets: Great Poems to Teach

Includes links to poetry from many poets including, Maya Angelou, Lewis Carroll, Emily Dickinson, and William Wordsworth.

Academy of American Poets: National Poetry Month

Provides a description of National Poetry Month, answers questions about how and when it started, and includes suggestions for celebrating.

Academy of American Poets: Poetry in Translation

This poetry unit created by Queens teacher Carol McCarthy draws on the unique abilities of the students in her multicultural classroom.

Academy of American Poets: Tips for Teaching Poetry

Here are a number of creative and inexpensive suggestions for making poetry a more important part of school life throughout the year.

Accountability in Action: The 90/90/90 Schools

A summary of the research done by Douglas Reeves on the 90/90/90 schools posted on MiddleWeb.

Achieve the Core

Achieve the Core shares its condensed version of three shifts as well as tips for getting familiar with the shifts. Additional tools for implementation are also provided.

Achieve, Inc. Resource Center for Standards

Features a searchable database of state and international academic standards in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, organized conveniently by subject, state, grade level, topic, and keyword. Allows for sophisticated searches and side-by-side comparisons of state standards.

Activities for the First Day of School

A list of activities, lesson preparation tips, ice breakers and classroom organization from Kim's Korner for Teacher Talk.

Adaptive Environments Center

Adaptive Environments is a 27-year-old educational non-profit organization committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities.

AdLit.org: Books and Authors

AdLit: Books & Authors is a part of AdLit.org, WETA's Adolescent Literacy Web site. Books & Authors offers themed booklists for young adults, exclusive author video interviews, and guided discussions for specific books.

AdLit.org: Computer-Assisted Instruction and Writing

This article from The Access Center, featured on AdLit.org, discusses what computer-assisted instruction is, what it looks like when used with writing, and how it is implemented, as well as a list of resources.

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