Literacy - Reading Resources

Reading Resources:

Phonemic Awareness:


Phonics:

PRSD Resource: Google Hangout Slides - Phonics from PRSD Learning Coach "From Assessment into Instruction: Strategies for Reading Instruction" series 2017 

PRSD Resource: What is Phonics? (video)

PRSD Resource: Google Hangout Strategies: Phonics (video)

Resource: High Interest Low Vocabulary Book List Sample for possible sources of decodable books

Resource: List of Children's Books with Specific Vowel Sounds - See Teaching Reading PreK-3 pages 128-129 in your school collection

PRSD Resource Strategy: STEPS for Phonics Instruction - See Book on Amazon Next Steps in Literacy Instruction - Smartt and Glaser 2010

Resource: Florida Center for Reading Research Phonics Resources - website: www.fcrr.org

PRSD Resource Strategy: Making Words (Lesson Design Download)

Strategy: Elkonin Boxes (YouTube video - Using Letters and Elkonin Boxes K and 1st)

Reading Rockets Classroom Strategies

This library of classroom strategies provides teachers with effective, research-based classroom strategies to help build and strengthen literacy skills in the following area(s):


Fluency:

PRSD Resource: Google Hangout Slides: Fluency from PRSD Learning Coach "From Assessment to Instruction: Strategies for Reading Instruction" series 2017

PRSD Resource: What is Fluency? (video)

PRSD Resource: Google Hangout on Fluency Strategies (video)

PRSD Resource: One Page Overview of Fluency

PRSD Resource: Fluency Strategies Descriptions

Resource: Reader Types to Support Fluency Instruction - Strategy Guides

Resource: Fluency: Strategies and Assessments Jerry L Johns and Roberta Berglund

Resource: Florida Center for Reading Research Student Activity resources on Fluency. Select grade level and select Fluency for strategies for use in instruction and practice centers

Strategy: Reader's Theatre Reading Rockets

Strategies: Reading Rockets Multiple Classroom Strategies

This library of classroom strategies provides teachers with effective, research-based classroom strategies to help build and strengthen literacy skills in the following area(s):

Article: "Reading Fluency Assessment and Instruction: What, Why, and How?" by Roxanne F. Hudson, Holly B. Lane, and Paige C. Pullen The Reading Teacher, May 2005; Overview of reading fluency and instructional tips.

Strategy: Guided Oral Reading Reading Rockets and supporting article: "What Works in Fluency Instruction" by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (2000) 
Presents two of the instructional approaches to fluency --guided oral reading and independent silent reading.


Vocabulary:

PRSD Support Videos (HOA): Words Their Way

                         An Overview       

                        How Do I Assess? When Do I Assess? What Do I Do with the Results?

                        Sorting Activities 

PRSD Resource: Google Hangout Slides: Vocabulary Presentation

PRSD Resource: Mindful Classroom: Growing Vocabulary Instruction and Strategies (video) from presentation at Mighty Peace Teachers' Convention

PRSD Resource: Vocabulary Resources

Resource: PRSD List of High Interest, Low Vocabulary Books

Reading Rockets Classroom Strategies

This library of classroom strategies provides teachers with effective, research-based classroom strategies to help build and strengthen literacy skills in the following area(s):

To support students' morphological skills and word learning strategies:

To obtain information about Word Generation, a whole-school, cross-content vocabulary program, and download free curriculum and materials:

Word Generation 

To identify high-frequency cross-content words: The Academic Word List 

Word Count 

To create student-friendly word definitions: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 


Comprehension:

PRSD ResourceGoogle Hangout Slides: Comprehension from PRSD Learning Coach "From Assessment to Instruction: Strategies for ReadingInstruction" series 2017

PRSD Resource: Google Hangout on Comprehension Strategies (video)

PRSD Resource: Handout Link for Items discussed in Comprehension Presentation 

Strategy Guides: Read Write Think website

Strategy: Socratic Seminars Read Write Think website

PRSD Support Videos (HOA): Reading Comprehension

                       Reading Comprehension Series: Inferencing Part 1

                       Reading Comprehension Series: Inferencing Part 2

                       Reading Comprehension Series: Inferencing Resources

Resource: PRSD List of High Interest, Low Vocabulary Books

Reading Rockets Classroom Strategies

This library of classroom strategies provides teachers with effective, research-based classroom strategies to help build and strengthen literacy skills in the following area(s):


Literacy Q & A Google Hangout Slide Presentation


Article: Think Literacy: Cross Curricular Approaches 7-12 Reading Strategies (Pdf)

PRSD Professional Learning Community Language Arts Resources:

Grade 1 [includes reading strategies and common writing assessments]

Grade 2 [includes I Can Statements, reading strategies, common writing assessments and exemplars]

Grade 3 [includes reading and writing resources and unit plans]

Grade 4 [includes reading and writing assessments with student exemplars and unit plans]

Grade 5 [includes I Can Statements, and unit plan]

Grade 6 [includes I Can Statements & Prioritized Outcomes, Writing Exemplars and shared unit plan]

Grade 7 [includes I Can Statements and shared Unit Plans]

Grade 8 [includes I Can Statements, POS organized by Genre and shared unit plans]

Grade 9 [includes writing resources and shared unit plans]

Grade 10 [includes Prioritized Outcomes for each course and shared unit plans]

Grade 11 [includes POS organized by Genre for each course and shared unit plans]

Grade 12 [includes POS organized by Genre for each course, shared unit plans and assessments]


Classroom Assessment Materials -
Includes 4 Summative Assessment packages  - Reading Assessment, Writing Assessment, Oral Language Assessment, and a Student Self-Assessment.

These assessments are designed to be used by classroom teachers in Alberta to assess students' achievement of the learning outcomes specified in the Program of Studies relative to clearly stated standards. These items are designed to be administered in a classroom setting at times that suit the needs of the teacher and his/her students. The materials are not suitable for any other assessment purpose (e.g. diagnostic, pre-instruction assessment, evaluation of instructional practice, system-wide assessment, program evaluation, teacher evaluation), and therefore may not be used for any purpose imposed by an authority external to the classroom.

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 4

Grade 5


Recommended Resources:

40 Reading Intervention Strategies for K-6 Students: Research-based Support for RTI by Elaine McEwan-Adkins

Interventions in [this book] are designed for general educators to use with individuals or small groups of students who need supports for reading. All of the interventions are grounded in research. Visit go.solution-tree.com/literacy to download selected reproducibles.


Websites:

FCRR Florida Center for Reading Research   www.fcrr.org

Provides free, research-based activities for students in all five domains of reading and provides reviews of dozens of research-based, commercial reading interventions. 

FCRR Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) Principal Reading Walk Through Checklists

For principals of Kindergarten through Fifth Grade with a tool to effectively structure classroom visits in order to observe effective reading instruction. 

Reading Rockets Reading 101: The Basics of Teaching Reading

 Includes First Year Teachers section and strategy library links with downloadable templates, examples, recommended children's books to use with the strategy, differentiation for second language learners, students of varying reading skill, students with learning disabilities, and younger learners, and supporting research.

International Reading Association: The World's Leading Organization of Literacy Professionals

This area of the website is dedicated to the research and professional development about reading. For the cutting edge of understanding teaching reading, this is the site to keep you "in the know" for your professional reading. International Reading Association: Resources by Topic

Reading Strategies: Scaffolding Students' Interactions with Reading Strategies

This website contains an alphabetical list of strategies for reading with explanations and examples ready for your use.

Oregon Reading First Center    http://oregonreadingfirst.uoregon.edu

This is an exceptional site with scholarly, cutting edge research on reading.

DIBELS www.dibels.uoregon.edu

This site provides access to excellent research in the area of literacy, and access to exceptional, free reading Curriculum-based Measures (CBMs) for grades K-6. This site includes Tools and more.

eReading Worksheets www.ereadingworksheets.com      

No charge levelled reading comprehension passages and more. Can be used with Intervention Central’s Test of Reading Comprehension Maze Generator

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