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Lesson Plan Exemplars

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Unit Plan Exemplars

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Balanced Literacy

Description: Suggestions for a balanced literacy classroom (i.e. teacher reading, student reading, student-student collaboration, student-teacher collaboration, whole class collaboration, independent reading and writing, etc.). This site has assessment suggestions, teaching strategies, and links to best practices in a variety of subject areas (e.g. suggestions for writing science reports, etc.). A must-read for all English Language Arts teachers.

Balanced Literacy

Read to Live - Alberta Education

Description: This resource is intended for teachers who are new to teaching, new to teaching students with reading difficulties, or just looking for some extra support. Read to Live provides information, strategies and activities that teachers can use to engage and support students who are experiencing difficulties with reading. The focus is on helping students think about reading in a new way by connecting classroom experiences with students' lifeworlds.

Read to Live - Alberta Education

Reading in the High School Classroom

Description: A series of links to boost high school students' reading skills. Includes: reading comprehension strategies, practical classroom teaching methods, reading to understand difficult material, worksheets for remedial reading, taking notes from a textbook.

Reading in the High School Classroom

Six Features of Effective Instruction for Teaching Reading and Writing Skills

Description: A 16-page PDF document published by the Center on English Learning and Achievement. Outlines six strategies for improving reading and writing skills with middle and high school students.

Six Features of Effective Instruction for Teaching Reading and Writing Skills

Teaching Reading Through Poetry

Description: A poet's approach to reading and strengthening reading skills through poetry. You choose the poetry, then work through the suggested steps. Scroll down for a list of links in the "Reading Handbook".

Teaching Reading Through Poetry

Teaching Reading Through the Use of Student Writing

Description: Grounding instruction in student writings provides more meaningful material in which to establish the concept of student as reader and writer. This set of generic questions can be applied to your own students' writing to encourage the development of reading skills.

Teaching Reading Through the Use of Student Writing

The Great Books Foundation

Description: List of "great books" from K-12, including teacher resources, book discussion groups, and professional development resources.

The Great Books Foundation

Rich Media Files

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