resources related to the texts used in Ms. Franklin's classroom:
in the Promised Land" by Kristin Hunter
Be A Slave
resources related to the tenets of this lesson:
Research Center on English Learning and Achievement: Envisionment
building articles and related research
Articles related to classroom discussion and student collaboration
from the National Research Center on English Learning and
School Instructional Resources:
MiddleWeb is a Web site devoted to middle school education
and includes resources for middle school teachers and parents.
A comprehensive index allows teachers and parents to search
for useful documents and resources by topic.
Teacher Guides and Student Activities
CyberGuides are supplementary lesson plans centered on core
works of literature. Each CyberGuide contains a student
and teacher edition, standards, a task and a process by
which it may be completed, teacher-selected Web sites and
a rubric (based on California Language Arts Content Standards).
This Web site is an online journal of K-12 practice and
research published by the International Reading Association.
It includes helpful links to book reviews, peer-reviewed
articles, discussions about literacy, and ideas and information
about applying technology in literacy instruction.
The Doucette Index provides access to books and Web sites
that contain useful teaching suggestions related to books
for children and young adults, and the creators of those
books. The searchable database enables teachers to search
by author and/or title of the book, leading to lesson plans
and curriculum ideas.
Gateway to Educational Materials
The Gateway to Educational Materials, sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Education, is a searchable index that provides
teachers, parents, and administrators with quick and easy
access to thousands of educational resources found on various
federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet
sites. These resources include lesson plans, activities,
and projects. The index can be browsed by keyword, subject,
book title, and/or grade level.
Literature Web Guide
This Web site categorizes the growing number of Internet
resources related to books for children and young adults.
Much of the information found on this Web site is provided
by schools, libraries, teachers, parents, and book professionals
(such as authors, editors, and booksellers). It includes
quick references to lists of award-winning and bestseller
children's books, teaching resources, links to parent resources,
and journal and book reviews.
This Web site, sponsored by this well-known project, provides
links to resources helpful to teachers involving their students
in writing projects and the process of writing. State and
local sites can also be accessed from this umbrella site,
which also gives information about its mission and progress
in meeting its goals.