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Literacy and Reading Links

(Last Updated July 10, 2023)
1. Children's Literature
2. Family Literacy
3. Beginning/Primary Reading
4. Biliteracy
5. The Reading Wars: Phonics vs. Whole Language
6. General Reading/Literacy Articles, Handbooks, and Books
7. Miscellaneous Sites
8. Organizations, Programs & Projects
9. Testing
10. Link Pages
Children's Literature
Children's Literature Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
International Children's Digital Library Full text children's books
Ririro Free full text classic and other children's books.
Reading Skills and Great Books for Kids FreeBookNotes
Story Place Stories and related activities in English and Spanish for children
Unite for Literacy Full Text Children's Books
Family Literacy

Beginning/Primary Reading

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children Catherine E. Snow, M. Susan Burns, & Peg Griffin, Editors
Supporting Emergent Literacy among Young American Indian Students ERIC Digest 1990
Literacy Instruction in Multicultural Settings by Kathryn Au (Book Review from NABE News)
The Reading Wars: Phonics vs. Whole Language
Why Both Sides in the 'Reading Wars' Debate are Wrong Valerie Strauss, Washington Post 3-27-2019
Why the 'Reading Wars' Are a Waste of Time Valerie Strauss, Washington Post 10-30-2018
Ending the Reading Wars: Reading Acquisition from Novice to Expert Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 2018
Phonics vs. Whole Language The Phyllis Schlafly Report
The Reading Wars Nicholas Lemann, Atlantic Monthly, 1997
Reading First, Literacy, and American Indian Students 2008 Journal of American Indian Education article
The Reading Wars: Why Natural Learning Fails in Classrooms The best practices for teaching reading in school do not mimic natural learning Peter Gray, Psychology Today 2013
Roll Call of Combatants in the Reading Wars Dr. Patrick Groff
General Reading/Literacy Articles, Handbooks, and Books
The Power of 500 Books Jon Reyhner, 2016 NABE Perspectives Article
Articles on Reading and Writing by Stephen Krashen
The Importance of Phonemic Awareness in Learning to Read
The Importance of Reading NABE News Columns 1998
Literacy and School Success NABE News column 2001
Making Every Teacher a Reading Teacher
Read Today: A Language Learning Platform
Reading and the Migrant Student
A Reading Strategies Program for Native American Students Barbara J. Walker 1990
Teaching Reading to American Indian/Alaska Native Students 2001 ERIC Digest
Ten Myths of Reading Instruction Sebastian Wren
Miscellaneous Sites
Scholastic Has PreK-12 teaching ideas
Organizations, Programs & Projects
American Indian Library Association Gives annual awards for best American Indian children's literature
Book Trust Inspiring Kids' Passion for Reading
Children of the Code A Social-Education Project and a PBS Television Documentary Series
International Board on Books for Young People A non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.
International Dyslexia Association Phonics group focusing on helping children with reading disabilities
International Literacy Association Publishes The Reading Teacher and Reading Research Quarterly
National Children's Literacy Website Offers a variety of ideas for promoting literacy
National Council of Teachers of English
National Literacy Trust Building a Literate United Kingdom
Reach Out and Read
Reading is Fundamental RIF - Promotes the free distribution of books to children
Reading Recovery Community
Reading Recovery: What do School Districts Get for Their Money? A Review of the Research Melissa Farrall
Reading Reform Foundation United Kingdom group promoting phonics
Riggs Institute Promotes a reading approach based on the work of Samuel Orton and Romalda Spaulding

The Perfect Literacy Test Ken Goodman on DIBELS

Other Literacy Link Pages

American Indian Reading and Literacy Links
Incorporating Media Into the Curriculum K-12 Literacy Links & Resources

Other Link Pages
American Indian Education ESL and Language Language Policy
American Indian General Education Multicultural Education
Bilingual Education Indigenous Language Parent Involvement

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