Resources

Young Voices of New York is a website produced by the NY News Publishers Association (NYNPA) where young people under the age of 14 can write news articles and reviews under the mentorship of an experienced journalist and educator, as well as share ideas with other young people through blogging.

ReadWorks.org offers free literacy-related teaching resources to boost reading comprehension skills and strategies and are Common-Core aligned.

The News Literacy Project.org offers an appreciation of credible journalism and tools to be an informed participant in the nation's democracy.

Newsela.com offers literacy resources, as literature, non-fiction literature and current events.

ScienceDaily.com has the latest scientific research in literacy-related and other topics.

Ultimate Guide to Storytelling

 

Wonderopolis.org  is a place where curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages

 

https://theglobalreadaloud.com/ allows teachers and students to connect globally through literature

 

http://www.litworld.org/ - This site strengthens kids and communities through the power of their own stories

 

http://www.ala.org/ - ALA Youth Media Awards – The American Library Assoc. honors books, videos and other outstanding materials for kids and teens

 

https://padlet.com/- allows teachers and students to create and share activities, projects and resources that are visually grouped

Fabulous Apps:

 

Language Arts:

 

Grammar Pop

 

Strip Designer

 

Kindle

 

Write About This

 

Haiku Creation App:

 

Math:

 

Geoboard

 

Mt. Multiplis

 

DragonBox Algebra 5+

 

Slice Fractions

 

Maftific -  games and apps:

 

Science:

 

Tynker

 

Owl Pellet Activities

 

Pines to Vines: The Forest Biome

 

DIY Sun Science

 

Social Studies:

 

Futaba

 

One Globe Kids

 

Journeys of Invention

 

Presidents Challenge

 

Field Trip

 

Music and Art:

 

Faces iMake

 

Anytune Pro+

 

Artkive

 

Flashnote Derby

 

Magisto

 

Special Needs:

 

See. Touch.  Learn. Pro

 

Learning Ally:

 

My Pictures Talk

 

Word Flips

 

Letter Reflex

 

Reading Resource for Parents

Reading Rockets:

 

IRA

 From the Public Library:

 

Reading Together: Everything You Need to Know to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read by Diane W. Frankenstein

 

The Following reference books are published by Libraries Unlimited, Westport, Ct.:

 

The Children’s and Young Adult Literature Handbook, by John Gillespie

 

Books Kids Will Sit Still For: A Read-A-Loud Guide, by Judy Freeman

 

The Big Book of Children’s Reading Lists, by Nancy J. Keane

 

Best Books for Children: Pre-School - Grade 6, by Catherine Barr and John T. Gillespie
 

LIBRARY LINKS


The public website for the American Library Association's public awareness campaign:
 

The American Library Association offers a detailed list of children's book, pring and media  award programs:

The Library of Congress provides a database of almost 250 free e-resource platforms, websites and electronic collections:

 

The American Association of School Librarians helps educators plan lessons that align with the Common Core Standards:
 

The American Library Association offers a comprehensive list of worldwide digital library collections:

The African Online Digital Library is a source to multimedia collections about Africa:

 

Archives Portal Europe provides access to the national archives of 16 countries:

 

Bartleby.com is an electronic text archive that has thousands of vooks, manuscripts, reference materials, anthologies, and  other texts available for free:

 

Great Websites for Kids is a web directory designed for youth to age 14:

 


Common Core Standards - Resources:


www.engageny.org  (NYS's major platform for disseminating Common Core information)


The Common Core Curriculum Mapping Project

ASCD Common Core State Standards

Common Standards

 

Reading Resources for Parents


Lessons for teaching literacy through art, Literacyhead uses art to
teach children skills in reading and writing:


New York State Reading Association

International Literacy Association (formerly International Reading Association)

New York State Department of Education

New York State United Teachers

National Education Association

ASCD's monthly online-only "Mining the Research" column - Stay abreast of the latest education research

Born to Learn - an insightful and entertaining animated series on how we learn

Rock Thoughts is an international collaborative art and storytelling project designed to empower children through creativity

Adolescent Literacy - a source for educators and parents in developing reading and writing skills for students in grades 4 - 12

Fred Seiden, RSCP's Co-President - Visit his Half Hollow Hills' class website (e-Board) which may provide a rich resource for intermediate teachers, students, and parents

 

One World Education - non-profit program that showcases writing by middle and high school students in an effort to promote youth literacy

 

The Professional Learning Network - a professional social network for educators

Classroom 2.0 - a social network for those interested in web 2.0 design and social networking in education

The English Companion - a professional social network built around language arts, especially useful for secondary teachers

One World Education is a non-profit program that showcases writing by middle and high school students to promote youth literacy:


#elemchat is a powerful learning and collaboration opportunity that is the weekly #edchat; #elemchat was created to provide elementary school educators a venue for discussing issues and strategies that are specific to teaching in the elementary school context:


Literacy in Learning Exchange is a web-based hub of information and resources for teachers from the National Center for Literacy Education that offers research, expert commentary and case studies of schools, including video clips and work samples that are using fresh, effective approaches to literacy.

Google Docs enables students and teachers to not only create and store a variety of word documents online, but also to work together in real time from anywhere in the world and for free.


VITAL New York on Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for
educational use by New York's public broadcasting stations and their partners, providing media resources, support materials and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs and teacher professional learning communities
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Links to Some of our Guest Presenters


Professor Dean Miller - Director of Stony Brook University's Center for News Literacy of the School of Journalism:

 

Beauty and the Beast Storytellers: Margaret Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, award-winning authors and internationally-renown storytellers

Rory Cohen - nationally-recognized literacy consultant of Schoolwide, Inc. Her organization is endorsed by NYSUT as a source in providing teachers and students access to quality resources in improving reading and writing in grades K - 8

Sarah Cordova, National Literacy Consultant and Director of D.E.I. (Distinctive Educator's Institute) - Ms. Cordova works in elementary and middle school classrooms across the country supporting administrators, literacy coaches and classroom teachers in developing and implementing the most effective and engaging reading and writing practices. For classroom strategies, student samples and classroom photos, click here

Follow Sarah Cordova on Facebook by searching for D.E.I.

Dr. Heather Forest - awardwinning author, storyteller and recording artist's website for teachers and librarians about the use of storytelling in the classroom to enhance speaking, listening and writing skills

Dr. Timothy Rasinski - nationally distinguished literacy professor from Kent State University whose webite offers materials and strategies on effective teaching from phonics to fluency

Irene Ruddock, artist, author, teacher

Sandi Bloomberg, author of interactive children's books

Johanna Hurwitz, nationally-acclaimed author of 70 children's books
 

Lesson Plan and Online Resources
 

ReadWriteThink.org offers free research-based lesson plans and online resources that will help you use internet content to teach reading and language arts in grades k - 12

Learning and Teaching Resources

Math Activities for Kids

 

Calculators for Kids: Teach Children Math with These Free Calculation Tools

 

ZoomSci: Science and Engineering Projects for Kids

 

The Kids' Guide to Simple Machines in Cars
 

Wildlife and Nature Lesson Plans and Resources for Educators
 

Forest Fire Safety and Prevention for Kids
 

Astronomy for Kids
 

History of the White House: Building and Rebuilding a Monument
 

Connecting with Colleagues: Educational Networking
 

VoiceThread allows for group digital conversations in one place from anywhere in the world creating electronic forums for students and teachers

Twitter for Teachersis a Twitter mentor site that allows teachers to find other educators, in all categories, to share ideas

SupportBloggingprovides an opportunity for students, teachers, administrators, and parents to use blogging as an educational tool

The Teachers Leaders Network (TLN)is a network of active communities of highly accomplished educational leaders who are dedicated to student success and the development of the teaching profession

A Year of Reading (recommended by Instructor Magazine)

Teachers review new children's books. The reviews are teacher-focused and pinpoint possible readers as well as how a book may be used in a classroom.

Wordsmith is a worldwide online community of over 800,000 readers, worldwide from Australia to Zimbabwe, who share a love for words, wordplay, language, and literature

Professional development resources that help educators to advance and support the creation of inclusive and equitable K - 12 communities, relative to reading and language arts

Choice Literacy: the home on the web for K - 12 literacy leaders. the site presents tools, guides, literacy lessons, and expert advice from literacy coaches, teachers, and school leaders. This website has grown to include over 700 professionally produced and edited video and print features from the most prominent educators, as well as promising newcomers

Ten Great Sites with Free Teacher Resources

 

Ultimate Guide to Storytelling