Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a national (American) multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Reading Rockets brings the best research-based strategies to teachers, parents, administrators, librarians, childcare providers, and anyone else involved in helping a young child become a strong, confident reader.

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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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Words for Life

Words for Life - from the National Literacy Trust (UK) - is an excellent resource that provides clear guidance on communication milestones from birth to late primary school. There are plenty of fun activities, recommended books, informative research and an excellent list of nursery rhymes. Check it out. 

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TextProject

TextProject is a non-profit organsiation that formalises a decade-plus of ongoing work to bring beginning and struggling readers to high levels of literacy through a variety of strategies and tools, particularly the texts used for reading instruction. It is a valuable source of research as well as free, accessible and culturally appropriate reading material for beginning through to transitional learners. 

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Edutopia

Edutopia is a comprehensive website and online community that sharing knowledge and resources in the following core learning areas: project-based learning, comprehensive assessment, integrated studies, social and emotional learning, educational leadership, teacher development, and technology integration. Edutopia believes that education should involve creativity, inspiration and ambition informed by real-world evidence and experience.

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What Works Clearinghouse

The Institute of Education Service (IES) hosts the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), which contains reviews that examine the effectiveness of programs intended to increase literacy skills. Specifically, the WWC reviews studies that examine the impact of interventions in such areas as early reading/writing, print knowledge, reading achievement, reading comprehension, reading fluency, and writing achievement.

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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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Children’s Book Council of Australia

Established in 1945, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not for profit, volunteer run, organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature. The annual awards are an excellent way to stay up-to-date with excellent, contemporary children and young adult literature.

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Speech Pathology Australia's Book of the Year Awards

The Speech Pathology Australia's Book of the Year Awards aim to promote children’s books as literacy tools, as well as raising awareness of the role of speech pathologists play in helping children develop language and literacy skills. The awards promote quality Australian children’s literature; enhance awareness of the role speech pathologists play in language and literacy development; and encourage a love of reading.

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Reading Australia

Reading Australia was created by the not-for-profit Copyright Agency to make the very best of Australian literature more available for teachers, librarians, and avid readers too. Reading Australia showcases the work of leading Australia writers and illustrators to enrich our own diverse cultural identity. The online initiative presents a list of over 200 quality titles from many of Australia’s finest authors.

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Review of Adult Learning and Literacy

The Review of Adult Learning and Literacy from the National Centre for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) is an essential resource presents the major issues, latest research, and best practices in the field of adult learning and literacy. It is for policymakers, scholars, and practitioners dedicated to improving the quality of adult basic education (ABE), adult English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), and adult secondary education (ASE) programs.

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