The National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement
Directed by Dr. Judith Langer and Dr. Arthur Applebee, CELA
is the only federally funded center committed to literacy
research. All research is published on this site, including
past studies, as well as reports about studies in process.
Users can type the words "envisionment building"
into the CELA Server Search and find a listing of articles
and reports related to Dr. Langer's research. In addition,
CELA's quarterly newsletter is available online.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
In addition to an entire section on assessment and evaluation,
this site offers lesson plans, teaching tools, discussion
groups, and many other resources designed to help teachers.
This Web site is devoted to instruction at the middle school
levels and offers a range of useful and practical information.
on rubrics is especially helpful in terms of both background
information and a "rubric machine" that helps you
create your own rubrics.
The National Middle School Association
NMSA is the only national education association dedicated
exclusively to the growth of middle level education and seeks
to be a key resource to parents, teachers, and administrators
interested in developing more effective schools that are academically
excellent, developmentally responsive, and socially equitable
for every young adolescent.
This site offers a number of resources for teachers, including
information on assessment and rubrics.
Young Adult Literature: Middle and Secondary English Language Arts
This site is a collection of links on the World Wide Web related
to young adult literature and instruction.
This site is a list of awards and the winning titles of each,
including the Alex Awards, Best Books for Young Adults, and
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, to name a few.
This site is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services
The Literary Link
This site offers a search engine that is helpful in researching
information about young adult literature.
This non-profit site collects booklists, authors, reviews,
and "must reads." The young adult section of the
site features a wide variety of links and author lists.
Newbery Medal Homepage
Middle Web's Language Arts Page
Middle Web is a well-rounded resource for all middle school
educators. The Language Arts portion of the site is a carefully
selected listing of resources and links related to instruction
Professional Journals About Literature Instruction
The National Research Center on English Learning and 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 Journals:
NCTE publishes many subscription journals, including The
English Journal, high school level, Voices From the Middle,
middle school level, and Language Arts, elementary and middle
Texts mentioned by teachers in this workshop program:
The Watsons Go to Birmingham1963 by Christopher
A Girl Called Boy by Belinda Hurmence
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Holes by Louis Sachar