Models of Student Writing This link takes you to great models of real student writing in a wide variety of genres for grades 1-12. This is from Write Source, but these examples are not found in any of their handbooks.
Raz-Kids Interactive Reading Website This site provides interactive e-books that students can listen to and/or read and earn points. There is a computerized quiz for each book. Teachers assign students to book levels (Fountas & Pinnell A-W) and receive detailed reports on students progress. Enrollment fee is $80 for 36 students. This would be great for extra reading practice during independent work time, and is especially beneficial for students who do not do much out of school reading.
Starfallis a series of free computer games designed to motivate children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Free Student Book Publishing
ReadWriteThink our mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials. Scholastic Book Wizard Allows you to search for books by level, interest, genre, and more.
Graphic Organizers A collection of graphic organizers to help your students organize their thinking. Especially helpful as part of the pre-writing process.
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. There are even great vodcasts from children's book authors and reading experts like Louisa Moats and Isabel Beck. Topics include: how to identify learning difficulties, characteristics of a good preschool program, and classroom strategies that support reading comprehension.
Video Booktalks Booktalking is one of the most effective way to get kids reading. Entice young readers to open a book … engage their interest … invite them into a story. These are great examples to show your students to get them excited about making their own video booktalk.
Scholastic Teaching and Assessing Reading Page has articles and videos on best practice, lesson plans, links, articles, and many other resources.
Balanced Literacy components, characteristics, assessment, activities, and more. From a Tuscon school.