SEDL's Free Guides and Toolkits for Reading and Literacy

Reading and Literacy

Guides and Toolkits

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Literacy in Afterschool: A Guide to Using the Afterschool Training Toolkit for Professional Development (2008)
The Afterschool Training Toolkit materials are designed to illustrate techniques and activities that leverage student curiosity to make literacy in afterschool both enjoyable and relevant. This guide provides professional development ideas for promising literacy practices in afterschool.
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Literacy in Afterschool: An Instructor's Guide to Read Alouds with the Afterschool Training Toolkit (2008)

The National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning developed this instructor’s guide to accompany its Afterschool Training Toolkit, a free online staff development tool. Both the guide and the toolkit materials are designed to give afterschool instructors the resources they need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching activities that not only engage students, but extend their knowledge in new ways and increase academic achievement.

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Literacy in Afterschool: An Instructor's Guide to the Afterschool Training Toolkit (2008)

The six promising practices in student achievement in literacy identified in the Afterschool Training Toolkit are as follows: Book Discussion Groups and Literature Circles; Read Aloud; Story and Literature Dramatizations; Writing; Family Literacy Events; One-on-One and Small-Group Tutoring. When used with the Afterschool Training Toolkit, the lessons in this instructor’s guide will help you master these promising practices. Once you become proficient at these practices, you should be able to use them to develop other literacy lessons.

Sub-category: Early Reading

Glossary of Reading-related Terms (2004)
This glossary of terms related to reading and reading instruction allows people to quickly and easily check terms as they encounter them.
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Cognitive Foundations of Learning to Read: A Framework (2000)
This book provides a concise summary of the research findings related to how children learn to read. A graphical representation of the framework is provided to familiarize teachers with the cognitive elements that research has shown to be essential in learning to read.