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Reading Education Assistance Dogs and Literacy Resources


The following websites provide background information about teaching reading and tips, tricks, and activities that R.E.A.D. practitioners can incorporate into their reading programs.


Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets offers information and resources on how children learn to read, why so many struggle, and how teachers and parents can help. There are articles, podcasts, and webcasts on emergent literacy (e.g., From Babbling to Books: Building Pre-Reading Skills), early childhood care, and early childhood development. Also, there are free literacy guides for teachers from Reading Rockets and other organizations.


The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading focuses on an important predictor of school success and high school graduation: grade-level reading by the end of third grade. The Campaign is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. Check out the Tools listed under the Resources drop-down list on the Campaign webpage.


ReadWriteThink – Partnership of the International Literacy Association & National Council of Teachers of English

ReadWriteThink’s mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.


Colorín Colorado

Are you working with English-language learners (ELLs) (that is, a child whose first language is not English)? Check out Colorín Colorado For great resources for working with ELLs. Colorín Colorado serves Pre K – grade 12 educators and the families of ELLs all over the U.S. Colorín Colorado provides free research-based information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities.


Literacy Ideas for Teachers and Students

The Literacy Ideas website has several fun resources, guides, tools and strategies to provide teachers and students with essential reading skills and comprehension strategies for both guided reading sessions and independent reading tasks. The guides provide great explanations of the science behind the strategies and give suggestions for working on things such as guided reading and comprehension.


Bank Street Graduate School of Education

Bank Street College of Education has been educating teachers about how reading, writing, and language development for over 100 years. Bank Street’s guides for literacy education are simple but comprehensive. Their resources include a great guide for working with ELLs.


U.S. Department of Education – Early Learning Resources

This website lists many web-based early learning resources, including several that address early literacy.


Victoria State Government (Australia) Literacy Teaching Toolkit

A comprehensive website that clearly explains the fundamentals of literacy. Check out the Foundation to level 6 section for resources that you can use to aid in your literacy program. 

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