Tools for Teachers
Check out this list of great sites to help you lead students to literacy!
Don’t forget READ 20’s:
- Scenic City Literacy Conference & Pre-K/Kindergarten Institute
- Guide to Kindergarten Skills
- Favorite Read Alouds
- Fun Sites for Kids
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
Lexile – Shows how parents and students can utilize the Lexile framework to find books that will make students less reluctant
Strategies – Site especially for teachers, providing strategies to help struggling readers