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

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Reading Rockets: Information on Preschool and Child Care

Information about effective preschool programs, what parents should look for in a preschool or child care setting, and early child education.

Reading Rockets: Inviting Personal Narratives Into the Classroom

Article from Reading Rockets discussing the use of personal narrative in writing exercises.

Reading Rockets: National Poetry Month Resources

Reading Rockets has gathered together activities for parents and teachers, video interviews with our favorite children's poets, recommended books and anthologies, fun online games (check out Magnetic Poetry), and a peek at the latest poetry for kids!

Reading Rockets: Reading Motivation Articles

Articles about motivating younger readers on our sister site, Reading Rockets.

Reading Rockets: Summer Reading

Reading Rockets offers a wide variety of summer reading resources, from booklists and parent tips to a webcast and information about summer loss.

Reading Rockets: Teaching Plot Structure with Picture Books

Use picture books to teach young writers how to organize plot logically. This article includes examples of basic plot structures, along with picture books that use those structures.

Reading Rockets: Video Interviews with Children's Authors

Reading Rockets shares exclusive video interviews with more than sixty renowned children's book authors and illustrators such as Tomie dePaola, Walter Dean Myers, Lois Lowry, and Nikki Giovanni.

Reading Rockets: Writing Webcast

Reading Rockets webcast featuring Dr. Steven Graham, Dr. Louisa Moats, and Dr. Susan Neuman. These three renowned reading and writing experts address why writing is important, what the latest research tells us, and what educators and parents can do to support our children's development as writers.

ReadWriteThink.org

ReadWriteThink, established in April of 2002, is a partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Verizon Foundation. They are working together to provide educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction through free, Internet-based content.

ReadWriteThink: Comic Creator

ReadWriteThink offers a variety of fun, interactive writing activities, including the Comic Creator. Students can fill in comics with their own words and storylines.

ReadWriteThink: Creating Timelines of a Life

Here teachers will find a well-planned lesson designed to guide students in creating a timeline about the life of a famous person. Students are shown how to explore multiple sources to gather information about their subject, and then they use an online "timeline tool" to organize their data.

ReadWriteThink: Earth Day

Related lesson plans and websites for Earth Day, including history of the holiday and the Ecology Hall of Fame.

ReadWriteThink: Examining Electronic Sources

Lesson plans designed to teach students how to evaluate electronic sources.

ReadWriteThink: Paying Attention to Technology

Lesson plans designed to get students thinking about the technologies they may take for granted.

ReadWriteThink: Peer Editing PowerPoint

PowerPoint tutorial introducing students to peer editing.

ReadWriteThink: World Poetry Day Activities

A wide range of lesson plans, poetry collections, and student activities.

Real-Life Interview Questions for ESL Instructors

This list breaks down interview questions into categories, such as teaching and classroom management, and marks the questions more often asked in an interview.

Refugee Educators' Network

The Refugee Educators' Network, Inc. began as the Education Subcommittee of the Sacramento Area Refugee Forum in the early 1980s. Since then, REN members have developed a collection of books, videos, magazines, and artifacts that serve as a bridge between educators and refugee communities.

Regional ADA Technical Assistance Agency

The ADA & IT Information Center for the Mid-Atlantic Region is one of ten regional centers established to provide training, information, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and accessible information technology in education to businesses, consumers, schools, and state and local governments.

Repeat After Us

This site has many free texts and audio clips to help students with English pronunciation and comprehension.

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