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Balanced Literacy Model - School district 54, Schaumburg, Illinois
http://sd54.org/literacy/model/
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
http://teacher.scholastic.com/professional/teachstrat/balanced.htm

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
http://www.teachingmatters.org/literacy/resources.htm
Balanced literacy resources set up in workshop style.  Good links as you go through the information.

Professional Development Based on Balanced Literacy
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/res/
Professional Development from Houghton Mifflin.

Balanced Reading Instruction: Internet Resources
http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/timely/brires.htm
A list of resources for teachers.

Language Arts Links
http://www.danbury.k12.ct.us/elemweb/sitesweb/lasites.htm
From Danbury, Connecticut, there are links for reading, writing, literature, grammar, graphic organizers, etc.

Early Literacy
http://www.earlyliterature.ecsd.net/
From Alberta, Canada, a resource for teachers and parents.

Balanced Literacy Newsletter
http://surfaquarium.com/newsletter/balanced.htm
From the Innovative Teaching Newsletter, many good links.

Reading Resources
http://www.suu.edu/faculty/lundd/ReadingSite/readingresources/#graphics
Links to lesson plans, leveling books, and literature sites.

Resources, Lesson Plans…
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listkindersu.html
Resources for Kindergarten.

Literacy and Reading Links from Wheelock College Library
http://www.wheelock.edu/library/lilook/liwebsites_lit.asp
A list of links for literacy and reading.

Professional Development in Literacy and Technology Education (K-12)
http://www.literacy.uconn.edu/prodev.htm
Links for all levels including SPED and ELL.

Balanced Literacy for Grades 1 - 5
http://instech.tusd.k12.az.us/balancedlit/handbook/BLK5/bltablek-5.htm
From the Tuscon, Arizona Unified School District, a handbook with basic information about Balanced Literacy.

Balanced Literacy Reading Links
http://sbo.nn.k12.va.us/academic/reading/index.shtml
From Newport News, Virginia, links for reference material, magazines, publishers, reviews, web guides, award winning books, children's books and authors.

International Reading Association
http://www.reading.org/

    Reading Online – Reference Articles
    http://www.readingonline.org/index/index_index.asp

    Journal articles from the International Reading Association.

Using Technology in a Balanced Literacy Program
http://t4.jordan.k12.ut.us/Balanced_Literacy/using_technology.htm

General links for students, teachers, parents and administrators.

Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers
http://www.readingrockets.org/

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

Reading A-Z
www.readinga-z.com

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
http://www.uen.org/themepark/
  (Homepage: http://www.uen.org/)
A great resource for reading, writing, media literacy, etc.  The following sites will also appear in the Online Activities page.
    K-2 Student Interactives: http://www.uen.org/k-2interactives/index.shtml
    3-6 Student Interactieves: http://www.uen.org/3-6interactives/index.shtml
    7-12 Student Interactives: http://www.uen.org/7-12interactives/index.shtml

Patti’s Electronic Classroom
(Grades K – 1)
http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/patti/k-1/k-1.html
Reading resources for grades K - 1.

Reading Resources
http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/patti/2-3/teacher/resources/resources.html
Reading resources for grades 2 - 3.

Balanced Literacy
http://comsewogue.k12.ny.us/~rstewart/k2002/Teachers/Balanced_Literacy/balancedliteracy.htm#Working%20with%20Words

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

KIDBIBS
http://www.kidbibs.com/
Resources to bring teachers, parents, students and books together to support reading, writing and learning.

The Writer’s Workshop (Northern Illinois University)
http://www.engl.niu.edu/comskills/

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
http://www.storyit.com/
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.