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Balanced Literacy Model - School district 54, Schaumburg, Illinois
A Balanced Literacy Model with explanations and teacher and student expectations.  Excellent resource!  Make sure you check out the Table of Contents for all the information available to you.

Balanced Literacy: Teaching the Thrills and Skills of Reading

From Scholastic/Instructor, an article about teaching basic skills, effective grouping and planning, covering content, dealing with assessment and five rules of thumb for maintaining balance.

Balanced Literacy Resources
Balanced literacy resources set up in workshop style.  Good links as you go through the information.

Professional Development Based on Balanced Literacy
Professional Development from Houghton Mifflin.

Balanced Reading Instruction: Internet Resources
A list of resources for teachers.

Language Arts Links
From Danbury, Connecticut, there are links for reading, writing, literature, grammar, graphic organizers, etc.

Early Literacy
From Alberta, Canada, a resource for teachers and parents.

Balanced Literacy Newsletter
From the Innovative Teaching Newsletter, many good links.

Reading Resources
Links to lesson plans, leveling books, and literature sites.

Resources, Lesson Plans…
Resources for Kindergarten.

Literacy and Reading Links from Wheelock College Library
A list of links for literacy and reading.

Professional Development in Literacy and Technology Education (K-12)
Links for all levels including SPED and ELL.

Balanced Literacy for Grades 1 - 5
From the Tuscon, Arizona Unified School District, a handbook with basic information about Balanced Literacy.

Balanced Literacy Reading Links
From Newport News, Virginia, links for reference material, magazines, publishers, reviews, web guides, award winning books, children's books and authors.

International Reading Association

    Reading Online – Reference Articles

    Journal articles from the International Reading Association.

Using Technology in a Balanced Literacy Program

General links for students, teachers, parents and administrators.

Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers

See video interviews with authors, find resources for students and teachers, teaching guides, professional development.  A really nice site!

Reading A-Z

A subscription site, but lots of good information.  This includes books you can read online as well as print out for students.

The Utah Education Network THEME PARK
A great resource for reading, writing, media literacy, etc.  The following sites will also appear in the Online Activities page.
    K-2 Student Interactives:
    3-6 Student Interactieves:
    7-12 Student Interactives:

Patti’s Electronic Classroom
(Grades K – 1)
Reading resources for grades K - 1.

Reading Resources
Reading resources for grades 2 - 3.

Balanced Literacy

Good definitions and explanations.  Web links are at bottom of page.

Resources to bring teachers, parents, students and books together to support reading, writing and learning.

The Writer’s Workshop (Northern Illinois University)

For teachers - this is a nice site, but not for kids.  You may get some good ideas here or use this as a resource for you.

Story It
Excellent literacy site with resource including online poems, fables, and nursery rhymes as well as story starters, write on shapes, word games, seasonal themes, and excellent alphabet clip art.