Balanced Literacy

Root, C. (n.d.). Balanced literacy: Reading and writing in the first and second grade classroom (an Internet-based treasure hunt on balanced literacy).

Wren, S. (2001). What does a “balanced literacy approach” mean? Retrieved February 15, 2010, from,

General Literacy

Comprehensive Literacy site from UConn

[[http://Next Practices|"Next Practices" in Preparing Very Young Children for Literacy]]- An IRA Radio Presentation

Matching Books to Readers

Emergent Literacy

Justice, L., & Kaderavek, J. (2002).Using shared storybook reading to promote emergent literacy . Teaching Exceptional Children, 34(4), 8-13.

Common Core Standards

IRA article on Common Core Standards
Common Core Standard Website

APA formating

Noodle Bib Express

Picture Book Resource

Literacy Center Websites (from Session 6 Discussion board)

Miss Whyte's Website
Ms. Ross' website
3rd grade Literacy Centers from Ms. Newingham's website
3rd grade Literacy Centers from Mrs. Wilson's website

Concept Mapping


Drawing/Movie Making