The toolkit includes resources for both states and teachers and has the following purposes:
Content Area Literacy:
In the spring of 1996, the founders of Education World recognized the need for a Web site that would make the Internet easier for educators to use. They wanted to create a home for educators on the Internet, a place where teachers could gather and share ideas. They wanted to create a complete online resource where educators could start each day to find the lesson plans and research materials they were looking for.
Info OhioSchool Rooms Resources:
SchoolRooms has thousands of K-12 Web sites to explore, along with activities, interesting and fun information, and lots more. Use SchoolRooms to link to magazine and newspaper articles, encyclopedia articles and more from INFOhio's Core Collection of Electronic Resources. Soon, INFOhio automated schools can search their catalogs through SchoolRooms.
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 include classroom teachers, reading specialists, consultants, administrators, supervisors, university faculty, researchers, psychologists, librarians, media specialists, and parents. With members and affiliates in 99 countries, IRA's network extends to more than 300,000 people worldwide.
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This professional development series introduces teachers in grades 5-8 to techniques to help students improve their reading skills. The series supports "reading across the curriculum" and provides staff development and classroom strategies in reading for the four major content fields - math, science, social studies, and language arts. While each strategy is demonstrated in one content area, each can be used in any content at virtually any grade level.
The Reading section provides an introduction to why reading is important in the content areas and information on strategic reading. Choose from the links below to access classroom applications for the following reading techniques:
The National Council of Teachers of English has been dedicated to building teacher knowledge and improving student achievement in English language arts since its founding in 1911. NCTE's member and affiliate networks serve more than 77,000 teachers and supervisors of English programs in elementary, middle, and secondary schools; faculty in college and university English departments; teacher educators; local and state agency English specialists; and institutions. NCTE provides a forum for the profession, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers, and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect the teaching of English.
Ohio Resource Center:
ReadWriteThink, established in April of 2002, is a partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Verizon Foundation.
NCTE and IRA are working together to provide educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction through free, Internet-based content.
The Knowledge Loom
The Knowledge Loom is a place for educators worldwide to do the following: Review research that identifies promising practices related to various themes, view stories about the practices in real schools districts, and learn to replicate the success of these practices in your own organization, add your own stories and knowledge to the collections discover supporting organizations and resources, including annotated Web links.