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Doing What Works: Preschool Language and Literacy - This website is a one-stop shop for research, demonstrations and other resources about early childhood literacy practices that have a strong evidence base. (U.S. Department of Education)...

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory: Adolescent Literacy - This Web site is North Central Regional Educational Laboratory’s (NCREL) collection of resources, tools, and information on adolescent literacy. (NCREL is now owned by Learning Point Associates.) This collection is intended to help practitioners, administrators, policymakers, and other stakeholders gather and apply knowledge of necessary elements of curriculum and instruction for adolescents with the goal of helping all students achieve success. Included are links to essential components of a successful program, a framework for instructional leadership, and references and resources....

The Partnership for Reading - The Partnership for Reading is a collaborative effort by three federal agencies – the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the U.S. Department of Education – to bring the findings of evidence-based reading research to the education community, families and others with an interest in helping all people learn to read well. First established in 2000, The Partnership is now authorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. This site provides information on research, principles about reading instruction suggested by the research, and products for parents, teachers, administrators and policymakers....

National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) - NCFL, a nonprofit educational organization headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is recognized internationally as the leader in the field of family literacy, which is an innovative approach to meeting the educational needs of both children and their parents. By providing training for educators, researching effective practices and raising public awareness, NCFL works to expand the learning opportunities for all families nationwide....

Big Ideas in Beginning Reading - Sponsored by the University of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Education, this site provides detailed research-based information about the five critical components of early reading instruction (K-grade 3) – phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, accuracy and fluency with text, vocabulary and comprehension – and assessment and instruction of each....

SEDL Reading Resources - SEDL has developed a collection of resources designed to help reading teachers develop a richer understanding of current reading research, easily find information about reading assessment, and use research and assessment information to inform their instructional practice. Cognitive Foundations of Learning to Read: A Framework, provides detailed information on the steps children go through when they're learning to read. The site also includes a searchable database, which includes detailed information about the reading assessment tools published in the SEDL region. The database is intended to provide valuable connections between state mandates regarding reading competence and research on the cognitive elements developing within the young reader. The site also has a useful glossary of reading-related terms and links to other reading Web sites....

International Reading Association (IRA) - The International Reading Association is a professional membership organization dedicated to promoting high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction, disseminating research and information about reading and encouraging the lifetime reading habit. Members gain access to a broad range of professional meetings, publications and other resources. This site includes information on membership, programs and projects, policies, awards and grants, and conferences....

National Research Council (NRC) - NRC is administered by the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, and provides services to the government, the public and the scientific and engineering communities. The NRC site includes several documents related to education, covering such topics as science education; education policy, research, assessment and evaluation; children, youth and families; and educational practice. NRC's publications on student reading, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children and Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children's Reading Success, can be found through the National Academies Press link....

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) - This site offers several publications related to reading, which include such topics as early intervention, instruction and professional development. The site also describes various reading programs, including those that show promise of improving student performance. In addition, the NWREL site includes information about various education topics, NWREL projects and links to other regional educational laboratories....

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) - The SREB site offers several publications on student reading, including topics such as early assessment, intervention, teaching methods and professional development. The site also offers several summaries of state legislation and initiatives related to reading, as well as information on a variety of Pre-K and postsecondary issues and SREB projects....

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) - AFT's Web site has several reports and publications related to reading, including those mentioned in the research/publications and promising practices sections of this issue page. In addition, you will find information on numerous education topics, such as standards and accountability, improving teacher quality, and school safety and discipline....


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