Here are resources to support learning and teaching in literacy -- reading and language arts.
- myPerspectives is the literacy curriculum for grades 6, 7, 8, American Literature and British Literature. Here is a link to access professional learning about myPerspectives.
- Access more than 500 animated, read-aloud stories, songs, poems, videos,
and learning activities to support reading in grades 1 through 12 at Reading Friends
www.newsela.com is a website that allows students to read current event articles at an adjusted Lexile. You can read the article, and on the right hand side, adjust the Lexile which shifts the text to a lower level reading ability. There are also quizzes for comprehension that align with the current events.
www.getepic.com is a website where you can create a free teacher account and assign books to students to read on an iPAD or computer. Students see the whole/actual book and can flip through the pages on the screen. There are a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.
Grammaropolis is where grammar lives! Hailed as a Schoolhouse Rock for
the 21st Century, Grammaropolis uses the parts of speech as animated
characters starring in books, songs, videos, and interactive games. Our
innovative, classroom-proven approach blends character-based content
with more traditional quiz-based assessment and is designed to address
students' varied learning styles. Because the parts of speech are
personified based on their roles in the sentence, the characterization
provides students with a more effective way to visualize and internalize
the roles of the parts of speech and to identify how a sentence is put
together. This site has a FREE trial and then requires a subscription.