REED670: Special Topics in Reading Instruction

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Handbook of Adolescent Literacy Research more information

Library Location: Stacks | LB1632 .H363

Handbook of Children's Literacy more information

Library Location: Reference | LB1576 .H2332

Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy more information

Library Location: Reference | LB1139.5.L35 H363

Handbook of Research on Reading Comprehension more information

Library Location: Stacks | LB1050.45 .H365

Handbook of Reading Disability Research more information

Library Location: Stacks | LB1050.5 .H265

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Communication & Mass Media Complete provides abstracts and full text of scholarly journal articles and popular articles in areas related to communication; including speech and language pathology.

Education Research Complete (EBSCO) more information

Includes the following journals: Journal of Reading Education, Journal of Research in Reading, Reading & Writing Quarterly, Reading Research & Instruction, Reading Research Quarterly and Reading Teacher.

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Contains materials in all areas of education and at all levels from preschool through college. Provides citation and abstract information from over 750 educational journals and related documents from the Educational Resource Information Center educational symposium report literature dating back to 1967.

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All About Adolescent Literacy more information

Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.


Alliance for Excellent Education more information

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American Institutes for Research more information

Links to Learning Point Associates home page.

Center on Instruction more information

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ECMS Nest more information

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Institute of Education Sciences (IES) more information

IES is the nation's engine for education research, evaluation, assessment, development and statistics.

International Reading Association more information

The mission of the International Reading Association is to promote reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide.

Middletown Board of Education more information

Links to Middletown, NJ Board of Education website.

Teachers Sharing MD more information

Dr. Sharon Pitcher's wiki site for teaching adolescents.

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Maryland's Black Eyed Susan Book Award winners.

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Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction - NCTE more information

Winners selected by the National Council of Teachers of English.

Pura Belpre Book Award Winners more information

Wikipedia's list of Pura Belpre award winning literature for children and young adults.

Stonewall Book Awards more information

Lists the Mike Morgan & Larry Roman's Children's and Young Adult Literature Awards.

YALSA's Alex Awards more information

Ten books are awarded the Alex Award each year. Alex Awards are given to books written for adults that also appeal to readers aged 12 to 18.

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Common Core State Standards more information

Description of the Common Core Standards and links to documents outlining their relation to educational curriculum in Maryland.

Council for Exceptional Children more information

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

International Reading Association more information

The mission of the International Reading Association is to promote reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide.

MD State Curriculum more information

The State Curriculum is the document that aligns the Maryland Content Standards and the Maryland Assessment Program and will be available in a number of formats for teachers, central office staff, students, parents, and the other stakeholders.

National Center on Universal Design for Learning more information

UDL is a flexible approach to curriculum design that offers all learners full and equal opportunities to learn. Based on research on the diverse ways people learn, UDL offers practical steps for giving everyone the chance to succeed.

NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) more information

Contains 15 full text journals plus news of interest to literacy educators, policy studies, summaries of national, local and state education issues. Click on "Institutional IP Access" to see full text journals.

ReadWriteThink more information

The ReadWriteThink 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.

SERGE: Special Education Resources for General Educators more information

Special Education Resources for General Educators

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REED670: Special Topics in Reading Instruction / Albert S. Cook Library
Last revised: January 09, 2015