Literacy This page is designed to support teachers striving to provide excellent literacy instruction for students.At this site you'll find an overview of most of the popular reading models as well as links to helpful information about how to foster particular literacy skills and strategies in the classroom.
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TeachersFirst created interactive versions of two popular poems (Poe's "The Raven" and Alfred Noyes' "The Highwayman") that can help students grapple with poetry on their own. Both poems present the texts with online prompts for vocabulary and poetic devices. They can see what's going on just by mousing over the text. The final few stanzas of each poem are untouched so students can pick out poetic stylings for themselves.
A collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography American Fiction, 1851-1875. There are currently 1752 texts included (1602 unedited, 155 fully edited and encoded) by 845 authors.
This site uses shockwave technology to tell creation stories from around the world. Students can read along as they listen to stories told in either English or Dutch. There are support materials for each pantheon that direct students to further inquiry.
The purpose of this web page is to improve the quality of reading instruction through the study of the reading process and teaching techniques. It will serve as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of reading research through conferences, journals and other publications.
ONLINE NEWS HOUR EXTRA: PBS offers this site for students, complete with the top current news stories, featured lesson plans based upon those stories, and related online videos. (Note that free registration is required to access some of the accompanying features.)
This web site offers biographical information about Hurston and Hughes, lists of the authors' other works and selected excerpts, streaming video from the American Writers: A Journey through History episode, a video lesson plan, a timeline of events from 19011929, links to related resources, and more.