Tools for Teachers

Check out this list of great sites to help you lead students to literacy!

Don’t forget READ 20’s


Reading Strategies – The best we’ve found!

Center for Early Literacy Information – Provides database of articles for information on early literacy

PBS Teacher Source – Offers digital resources (i.e. games, photos, videos) for teachers and free interactive lesson plans. Must set up an account, and can set up one for students as well.

Busy Teachers – Provides strategies and resources for teachers to use in planning

Education World – Provides templates, lesson plans and more

AtoZ – Lesson plans for preschoolers, crafts, rhymes, and songs

123Child – Preschool lesson plans and various articles dealing with teaching in preschool

DLTK Crafts – Includes crafts for fun along with learning ideas

Kidzone – Provides worksheets, ideas for lessons and games for grades pre-k to 5th grade

Making Learning Fun –  Early childhood education learning site with free printables

Preschool Themes –  Preschool activities and crafts

Teacher Planet –  Lesson plans on variety of topics, extends past elementary school. Teachers may also add to the site.

Teachers Helping Teachers – Provides lesson plans and allows teachers to contribute

CanTeach – Ideas for teaching various subjects

Alphabet Soup – Thematic units, games, information for teachers and parents

Preschool Rainbow – Preschool themes, rhymes and fingerplays

Preschool Activities – Preschool activities for parents and teachers


Tools For Reluctant Readers:  

Helping Reluctant Readers – Provides strategies to help reluctant readers become better readers. Especially helpful to parents

Strategies – Site especially for teachers, providing strategies to help struggling readers 

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