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The Reading & Writing Project
Teachers, coaches and principals are always looking for better resources to strengthen their important work in classrooms. We support that work by putting up important and useful resources that change throughout the year. We have examples of the sort of writing that students at every grade level, K-8, did during last year's units of study. The samples selected represent good work from the widest possible range of students. We also have many lists of recommended books. In addition, we have tools that you can use to assess your students' growth in writing and reading. Other materials, such as the TCRWP's 'curricular calendars' will soon be available from Heinemann by subscription.
As the Project extends its reach to more and more schools, we've come to realize that texts (as well as people) teach. The organization continuously puts our best thinking into texts that are meant to serve as demonstrations, guides, scaffolds...and as invitations to revise. We consider these materials living documents that continue to evolve. We share them with the expectation that you will use them and extend them. Please see Publications for a list of publications by TCRWP staff.
Promoting Literacy Skills and a Love of Reading
Literacy Connections provides a wealth of information on reading, teaching and tutoring techniques, ESL literacy, and adult literacy. We recommend resources that are useful for teachers, volunteers, and directors of literacy programs. Topics include the language experience approach, phonics, word study, word families, and the best in children's literature.
My name is Jennifer Myers and I am second grade teacher at Barrett Elementary, located in the Morgan Hill Unified School District. When I teach there are many questions I have that inform the way I teach. One of the biggest factors that guide my teaching is the students' work. I assess my students on a daily basis, and this is the key that guides what I need to teach and how often I need to teach it before my students have a clear understanding of the concept taught. Barrett Elementary has a diverse population of learners. Our school has a high number of second language learners. One question I often ask myself when I plan my instruction is, ‘How can I meet the needs of all learners in my class through differentiating my instruction?’ The lessons that I plan must be able to meet the needs of many different kinds of students in my class, whether they are on grade level, below it, or above it.
As you browse through my website, you will be able to observe some teaching practices I use on a daily basis in my classroom. Some things you will learn include:
TWO WRITING TEACHERS is a place:
This website hosts a wonderful selection of Literacy Strategies. The following are the key sections found on the site:
This website houses a variety of resources and materials that supports the teaching of literacy
These websites include interactive pages to promote reading and support at home. Select here to navigate to a list of websites.
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