A to Z Teacher Stuff http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/
The "Back to School" theme offers a number of resources for teachers beginning a school year. Additionally, search for "Back to School" to locate other materials.
Education World http://www.education-world.com
Among its huge number of resources for teachers are many getting started activities. Search for "Back to School."
ABC Teach http://www.abcteach.com
Search for "Back to School" to find activities and suggestions for the beginning of the year.
This non-profit site collects booklists, authors, reviews, and "must reads." The children's literature section of the site features a wide variety of links and author lists, grouped by age.
Professional Journals About Literature Instruction:
CELA Newsletter http://cela.albany.edu/newsletter.htm
The National Research Center on English Learning & Achievement, State University of New York, Albany, publishes a newsletter in the fall, winter, and spring. The newsletter addresses a wide range of issues concerning literacy.
The National Council of Teachers of English http://www.ncte.org/
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) publishes many subscription journals including Language Arts for the elementary school level. Many issues are available online to members.
Texts mentioned by teachers or students in this workshop program:
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson by Barry Denenberg The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy The Color of My Words by Lynn Joseph The Ordinary Princess by M. Kaye Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret and Denise Shanahan You Are Special by Max Lucado Elf Quest by Wendy Pini The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman Holes by Louis Sachar The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Authors mentioned in this program include:
Walter D. Myers