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article Achieve the Core: You have a list of culturally diverse texts. Now what?
Guidance on facilitating classroom lessons and discussions that push student thinking.

 

book Beanbright Reading Tracker
Beanbright helps facilitate reading challenges and gain more data on students’ free-choice reading.

 

website Book Connections - Text Complexity
Discover materials that deepen connections to the children's and young adult books read throughout resources such as book guides and activities, book trailers, and multi-leveled lesson plans.

 

website First Book - Stories for All Project
Visit this page to explore the selection of diverse books and professional development resources to help our students grow as readers, individuals, and global citizens.

 

article A Guide to Using Graphic Novels with Children and Teens
Graphic novels are books written and illustrated in the style of a comic book. The format includes text, images, word balloons, sound effects, and panels. This guide will help teachers and school librarians learn how to incorporate graphic novels into classroom and library lesson plans.

 

website Lexile by Chapter Guides
Books vary in text complexity, chapters within each book can vary as well. When teaching a book in class, Lexile by Chapter Guides can help better plan instruction.

 

book Lexile: Find a Book
Search for books based on Lexile codes, which provides information on the book’s intended usage, or find books that are easy to decode or have a lot of patterning to help beginning readers.

 

website Lexile PowerV Vocabulary Tool
More than 125,000 books in Find a Book include a vocabulary tool that identifies up to 10 challenging words that are important for students to know.

 

website Match Fishtank
Through this site, teachers can explore and draw from full courses or individual units, lessons, or assessments. All the resources support rigorous, standards-driven instruction to support vocabulary, writing, and reading skills. 

 

article Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Door article
Having diverse literature available helps to create a culture of understanding of each other, and provides powerful tools for teaching students about social justice. The need for high-quality books extends beyond the school library; English and social studies classrooms need access to a variety of texts to go beyond the single-story and celebrate cultural diversity.

 

website Reading is Fundamental Educator Resources 
Online support materials aligned to hundreds of children’s book titles and much more.

 

book Reading is Fundamental Reading Tracker (K-6)
Literacy Tracker Tool allows teachers to check in on students’ reading progress throughout the year and helps students find “just right” books to develop their skills.

 

 website Reading with Relevance
Reading with Relevance piques student interest in highly engaging social and emotional learning activities to develop crucial academic skills including reading fluency, comprehension, and critical thinking.

 

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