Read Write Think

ReadWriteThink’s mission is to provide educators, parents, and after school professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials. ReadWriteThink provides rich, engaging lesson plans for students of any age. In particular, one is apply to find strong content-area literacy units for late primary, middle school and senior high school students.

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Primary English Teaching Association Australia

The Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) is a national, not-for-profit professional association supporting primary school educators in the teaching and learning of English and literacies across the curriculum. PETAA supports primary school educators with research-based, classroom-focused print and digital publications and teaching resources.

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Global Words

Global Words provides fifteen high quality units of work that integrate the teaching and learning of English and Geography with global citizenship education. The units are organised into the themes of sustainability, indigenous peoples, the Asia Pacific, and refugees and migration. The units were produced expertly by World Vision Australia in collaboration with the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA).

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Australian Curriculum Lessons

Australian Curriculum Lessons is a site designed for educators in Australia. Its aim is to create one of the largest curriculum-linked lesson sites that highlights and values innovation and excellence in the teaching profession. It is a site that also allows teachers to submit high quality teaching ideas which show off their skills in planning lessons and creating wonderful learning experiences for students in Australia and the rest of the world.

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Read It Again-PreK!

Read It Again-PreK! is a practitioner-friendly, scientifically based, and relevant curricular supplement designed to develop and strengthen young children’s early foundations in language and literacy. All lessons are organized around adult-child readings of high-quality storybooks. Lessons plans include advice on ways to build print awareness, vocabulary, phonological and phonemic awareness, oral language and early comprehension skills. (Click here for related Youtube lecture.)

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Sit Together and Read

Sit Together and Read (STAR) is a free adult-child book reading program designed for implementation by parents, teachers, and other professionals, such as speech-language pathologists. It is designed specifically to develop and strengthen young children’s awareness of, and knowledge about, print. The lessons for STAR are organized around widely available storybooks with high-quality content that is perfect for adult-child reading sessions.

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Newsela

Newsela is an innovative new site designed to build reading comprehension from a relevant source of nonfiction: the daily news. Newsela presents multiple version of same news articles for different reading levels. It makes it easy for an entire class to read the same content yet differentiated to suit differing levels of reading skills. Newsela includes articles ranging from sport, the arts, to politics, and more.

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Word Generation

Word Generation is a research-based program for late primary and middle school which is designed to teach academic vocabulary in language arts, math, science and social studies classes. It is a program that builds academic vocabulary across subject areas by facilitating deep discussion about concepts and issues of concern to young people.

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Advancing Academic Language for All

Advancing Academic Language for All! (AALA) is a Curricular Supplements for Word Generation Series 3, which is designed to provide additional support English language learners. AALA resources are designed to be used in conjunction with Word Generation units, so English language learners can gain additional language skills and background knowledge in order to engage more deeply in the conceptual discussions.

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Florida Centre for Reading Research

During 2004-2007, a team of teachers at the Florida Centre for Reading Research collected ideas and created Student Center Activities for use in kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms. Accompanying these Student Center Activities is a Teacher Resource Guide and Professional Development DVD that offers important insights on differentiated instruction and how to use the student centre materials. All materials are available for free, open public access.

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ABC Splash

ABC Splash is an online education portal funded by the Australian Government which provides students and families with access to an extensive library of educational resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum. A significant amount of the content is rich video and audio materials from collections of the public broadcaster, Australian Broadcasting Commission.

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