The purpose of this page is to highlight web resources that may aid the teaching of reading (literacy) at the middle and secondary levels. Below, I have inserted several links that you may find helpful. As one of your participation activities, you are to locate 2 resources and insert those, along with a brief description of each, into the table below. Note: you may not share a link that has previously been listed by your instructor or classmates.

Note 2: Please see the handout below for an example of resource citation.



Name

Web Resource Link

Brief Description

Melissa Comer
http://snapfiles.com/get/stickfigure.html
This resources allows you to create slides, shows, and more with stick figures.
Melissa Comer
http://italc.sourceforge.net/home.php
A totally free resource that allows you to monitor (and even control) other computers from your personal one. It would be handy to use in computer labs or if your entire class had computers.
Melissa Comer
http://www.r
eadingquest.org/strat/
This resource offers activity ideas for applying reading strategies in social studies. It provides templates and actual handouts that teachers can easily download and customize for own classroom use.
Melissa Comer
http://www.adlit.org/
This resource is a premier site for anything and everything to do with adolescent literacy. It explores video and media impact, offers strategies for classroom implementation, provides research on various topics, discusses books and authors that relate directly to adolescents, gives a list of hot topics and glossary of terms, and more. Check out their webcasts too!
Melissa Comer
Web 2.0
http://www.startino.com/
This link is a Web 2.0 tool that allows you to create and share to-do lists. It is free and stores your information on the site's website.
Melissa Comer
http://www.canadianshakespeares.ca/folio/folio.html
This site provides an interactive approach to teaching Romeo and Juliet.
Melissa Comer
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/salem/
This site provides an interactive approach to the Salem Witch Trials.
Melissa Comer
http://knowingpoe.thinkport.org/default_flash.asp
Knowing Poe, interactive website devoted to Edgar Allen Poe.
Melissa Comer
http://tncouncilofteachersofenglish.webs.com/
This site is the home for the TN Council of Teachers of English. It provides information about the organization, conferences, and more.
Summer 2017


Melanie Burnette
Lesson Planet
Lesson planet has it all! Worksheets, lessons, and so much more. 3455 resources for teaching math literacy for the 7th-12th grades. There are books, articles, and workbooks as well. For those who want something besides math, it has all subjects and grades as well.
Melanie Burnette
http://floridaliteracy.org/literacy_resources__teacher_tutor_math.html
Even though this is a State of Florida website. It is very good. By accessing the literacy resources tab, there are 16 different tabs with a great deal of tips and tutorials broken down by literacy type.
Allen Kittinger
4thewords.com
4thewords is a website that encourages writing as a way to win "battles." It is a good tool for students who enjoy role-playing games and writing. You can also read stories from thousands of other writers around the world. The game aspect of this website could be useful in getting reluctant students to read and write.
Allen Kittinger
http://www.foundpoetryreview.com
The Found Poetry Review is a useful website for discovering, reading, and writing found poetry, which is poetry created from anything: Craigslist listings, song lyrics, food labels. It is a way to foster creative writing in middle and high school students.
Hannah Kalbarczyk http://www.readworks.org/ This site offers a library of nonfiction and fiction articles for teachers to implement in their classrooms.
Hannah Kalbarczyk http://www.weteachfacs.com/ This site is for FACS educators and offers a variety of lesson plans and comprehension skill
teachers can implement in their classrooms from money management to literacy readiness.
Mariah Boyd-http://lingro.com/- Lingro allows a student to type in a website address on the Lingro website and it instantly turns the website into a clickable dictionary that translates text in 12 languages. This is good because it allows students whose first language isn't English, to gain understanding of unfamiliar words.

Mariah Boyd- http://www.lexipedia.com/- With this website you just type in any word and Lexipedia instantly displays the target word along with other words. It also color-codes the words by both parts of speech and relationships. As you hover over a word, a complete definition is displayed. This is a great interactive way to study or learn words while reading.

Melissa Askins https://www.tcdsb.org/FORSTAFF/NewTeacherInduction/Documents/crosscurric.pdf
Think Literacy: Cross-Curricular Approaches, Grades 7-12 is an extensive teacher made resource that covers reading, writing, and speaking literacy strategies, student resources, and teacher resources. In addition, it includes posters to promote visual understanding of the strategies. Page 241 offers direction on what type of strategy would be of assistance for a student's area of struggle.

Melissa Askins http://www.franklin.kyschools.us/Downloads/CCSSO-Content%20Area%20Literacy%20Guide.pdf
The Content Area Literacy Guide is composed of two parts. Part One allows for a better understanding of content literacy, and Part Two provides content literacy strategies. On page 20, the reader will find a chart that identifies semantic features for various strategies.


Chris Qualls
http://debatepedia.idebate.org/en/index.php/Welcome_to_Debatepedia%21
Debatepedia is a useful site to find pro and con arguments on critical issues. Debatepedia is supported by the International Debate Education Association (IDEA) and the National Forensic League. It's a useful tool if you are teaching argumentation and need examples or just want to increase critical thinking in the classroom.
Chris Qualls
http://www.teachwithmovies.org/
If you love incorporating movies when designing your assignments you should look at Teach With Movies for lessons and inspiration to fuel your creations.
Parisa Radman
https://www.edutopia.org/blog/teaching-with-web-based-resources-edwige-simon
Edutopia focuses on six core learning strategies. These are described as "Comprehensive Assessment, Integrated Studies, Project-Based Learning, Social and Emotional Learning, Teacher Development and Technology Integration". Teachers can benefit from practitioner-based learning strategies, lesson plans, teaching strategies, and media literacy resources on this website.
Parisa Radman
http://www.readingrockets.org/
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources for teachers and students. It provides videos, fun activities,work sheet, guidelines, and research-based ideas for improving students' reading skills.The goal of this website is to bring the reading research to life and to spread the word about reading instruction and to present "what works" in a way that educators can apply in their classrooms.
Allison Kopp
https://www.nytimes.com/section/learning/lesson-plans
Based on stories published in the NYTimes, this website offers current, relevant and varied lesson plans, writing prompts, quizzes, etc. There are activities for a range of subjects including: Science/ Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Current Events, and the one I have personal experience with and definitely recommend- ELL resources.
Allison Kopp
http://ed.ted.com/lessons
Inspired by the renowned TEDTalks series, this site gives you the option of either creating your own engaging lesson or sharing a ready-made one. You can filter the lessons based on content, student level, video duration and you can add subtitles.
Drew DeLorenzo
https://studentsofhistory.org/?gclid=CKDPmd759NQCFZmFswod1fAEBQ
This site is designed to help teachers design lessons. Sadly you do have to pay for the lessons, but it does have a magitnude of sources for any teacher. It is a highly interesting site and gives the user access to media literacy, visual literacy and computer literacy in the classroom.
Drew DeLorenzo
http://teachinghistory.org/
This site is another site for history teachers. Unlike Students of History however this site is free for the user. It gives teachers access to some stragies of how to teach history in the classroom. It also has a section of how to use literacy in the history classroom that I find extremely useful.
Seth Willoughby
https://www.biologycorner.com
Biology corner is a website that I have used many times within my classroom. It has powerpoints, virtual labs, lab ideas, reading guides, and articles relating to biology.
Seth Willoughby
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/guides/Education/High-School-Biology.xa_1.html
Finding Dulcinea is a website for students and teachers. If students are struggling with biology, there are several resources to help on this website. There are also several resources for teachers to use in this website.
Justin Campbell
https://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/social-studies-in-literacy-routines/
The cornerstone for teachers is a great website that provides countless literacy strategies. It also has a printable 95 page on reading strategies concerning primary sources. The strategies range from read alouds, activities, technology based activities, and graphic organizers.
Justin Campbell
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/
The library of congress is a wonderful site that is filled with primary sources and lesson plans. Many of the primary sources are text based and picture based. This site also contains webinars and professional development opportunities.