Useful Websites for the Communication Skills Teacher
"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings." -Hodding Carter
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.
Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA)
CIERA’S mission is to improve the reading achievement of America’s youth by generating and disseminating theoretical, empirical, and practical solutions to the learning and teaching of beginning reading.
Children's Book Council, Authors
Listing of web sites and related resources about authors.
Children's Literature Web Guide, Authors
A listing of children's book authors' pages.
Lesson plans, activities for teaching fiction, including classroom theater versions of stories.
National Research Center on English Learning & Achievement, The
CELA's research seeks to learn what elements of curriculum, instruction, and
assessment are essential to developing high literacy and how schools can best help students achieve success.
Lesson plans and activites, including local PBS schedules and teacher workshops.
Episode guides, at-home activites, and links to PBS kids programs.
Ideas and activities for teaching poetry.
Teacher lesson plans and classroom activites.
U.S. Department of Education
Writing Process, The
In this on-line self tutorial, teachers and students alike are guided through the writing process with the analogy of creating a "Magnifique" pizza.
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