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Recommended Links

For Teachers

The following are recommended links for teachers. Click on the name below to go to the organization's web site.

Reading Rockets

Provides detailed information about learning to read and strategies for supporting struggling readers at home, at school, and in the community. It offers news, practical information, expert advice, and resources for parents, teachers, tutors, child care providers, and policy makers.

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.

Schwab Learning

Schwab Learning has recently moved its content to the Great Schools website. Their material helps children with learning disabilities to be successful by providing LD information and resources.

SERVE Center for Continuous Improvement, University of North Carolina

The SERVE Center for Continuous Improvement at UNCG is an education organization with the mission to promote and support the continuous improvement of educational opportunities for all learners in the Southeast.

Study Dog

StudyDog is a complete Early Reading (pre-K thru 2nd grade) computer-based program aligned with the findings of the National Reading Panel. StudyDog Reading provides all of the components of a complete, evidence-based, comprehensive, and effective early-childhood reading program.

Teachers.Net

Teachers.Net web site provides teacher networking, columns by educators such as Alfie Kohn and Harry Wong, lesson plans, live meetings with experts, and job information.

Teaching Diverse Learners

Teaching Diverse Learners is a resource dedicated to enhancing the capacity of teachers to work effectively and equitably with English language learners (ELLs). This site provides access to information — publications, educational materials, and the work of experts in the field — that promotes high achievement for ELLs.

TeachingLD

TeachingLD provides resources about teaching students with Learning Disabilities, including content about assessment, instruction, and policy. Topics include curriculum-based measurement for monitoring student progress; teaching methods such a co-teaching and direct instruction; and current issues such as response-to-intervention models.

Teachnet

Teachnet offers lesson plans in a variety of content areas, and classroom tools to help with classroom management and organization.

The Instant Access Treasure Chest

The Foreign Language Department at Virginia Commonwealth University has developed a treasure chest of valuable information for teaching strategies. Focusing on LD, the site contains many categorized articles useful to teachers in any classroom.

The Learning Page

Learning Page provides a huge collection of professionally produced instructional materials you can download and print. Lesson plans, books, worksheets, and much more can be found on the site.

The Really Useful List of Fill-in-the-Blank Web Tools

Created by members of Monmouth University, this list of practical tools and resources will help K-12 teachers put the Internet to good use in their classrooms. The list provides tools, forms, templates, checklists, and interactive activities that will help to create Web sites, lessons, puzzles, rubrics, projects, games and more.

University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning

The Center for Research on Learning is an internationally recognized research and development organization noted for creating solutions that dramatically improve quality of life, learning, and performance, especially for those who experience barriers to success.

WordCentral.com

Merriam-Webster's Word Central offers kids a student dictionary, Daily Buzzword, and interactive word games.

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