Welcome! I hope you find this page useful as you plan instruction for your classroom, and expand your own professional knowledge. While my main focus is literacy, I'm also expanding to include coaching and technology. If you have questions or suggestions for websites or other resources, post a comment on my blog. Please send the link to this page to your friends and colleagues, and/or post on your website/blog. Thanks!
This tab is under construction. It will have interactive websites designed for student use for fun and learning. The wigit titles are areas I hope to cover.
If you have sites you like to use with students, please go to my blog and leave a comment.
Remember to check back often!
Some district filtering software blocks blogs from sites such as Blogspot, Vox, etc. If I post it here, I think it's worthwhile reading, but be advised that you may need to view it from home. :)
As with blogs and other websites, if I post it here, I think it's worthwhile. Some district filtering software may block sites such as YouTube.
See pages 3.1- 3.8 in the Balanced Literacy Handbook for specific assessments to be administered in each grade for each data due date.
Our Current Book:
we haven't picked one yet...
If it's on the list, I've read most or all of it, and I recommend it!
The Literacy Site
ABOUT THE LITERACY SITE
Remember the magic of your first book? Perhaps you were nestled in the arms of a parent, or sharing a giggle with a friend. Whatever your first memory of a book, books are a powerful tool; they stir the senses, inspire the imagination and spark a love of reading that can last a lifetime. But what of children who have no books? The Literacy Site gives you a way to share the magic of books and promote the love of reading among children who might otherwise never discover the joy of their first book.
Your click on the red "Fund Books For Kids" button at The Literacy Site generates books for children in need, funded by site sponsors and provided through our award winning charity partner, First Book. First Book has distributed more than 40 million books to children in hundreds of communities.
The number of books we put in children's hands depends on the number of visitors who click the "Fund Books For Kids" button on The Literacy Site. Please click every day, and encourage friends and family members to do the same.
Like my protopage? Create your own! It's easy!
Helpful information can be found at
Thanks to Carrie Wozniak, for introducing me to Protopage!