Instructional Resources

The International Literacy Association (ILA) has two sites available:
Reading Online

Other resources:

Hoopoe Books for Children
“Award-winning series of large-format, illustrated children’s books by Afghan author Idries Shah present tales from a rich tradition of storytelling. For more than a thousand years all over Afghanistan, Central Asia and the Middle East, children have been entertained and taught by these stories and have continues to tell them in adult life.” ISHK Book Service

“These teaching stories can be experienced on many levels. A child may simply enjoy hearing them, an adult may analyze them in a more sophisticated way. Both may eventually benefit from the lessons within.”
Lynn Neary, “All Things Considered,” NPR News, Washington DC

Information about ISHK’s “Share Literacy” program is also available through the Web site.

A to Z Teacher
Lesson plans, newsletter, theme units, teacher related news, and much, much more!

Author Chats
Chat live with a featured author or read the archived chats with previous authors. Click Chat Now and participate in an Online Literature Circle discussion.

Authors and Illustrators on the Web
The Web sites listed here include authors’ personal Web sites and Web sites maintained by fans, scholars, and readers.

Book Spot
Especially for reading teachers, Book Spot provides online books, book reviews, reading lists, author information, and links to related resources.

Book Talks – Quick and Simple
Explore nonfiction books on this Web site and on weekends on C-Span2 on television. The site includes bestseller lists, information about children’s nonfiction books and authors, and teacher guides and activities.

Brain Connection
Up-to-date information on how the brain learns plus student activities.

The Caldecott Medal

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site
This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.

Channel One Television
News stories and many topics of interest.

Children’s Book Council
The CBC’s online Book Week materials include Activities A to Z

The Children’s Literature Web Guide

Choices Book List
A project of the International Reading Association and the Children’s Book Council, these annual annotated reading lists present new books young people will enjoy. The 100 books in each list are chosen by 10,000 participating children each year!

Classroom Connect
Learning materials for K-12 Educators and their students.

Discovery Channel
Interesting articles and educational information for all ages.

Ed Pubs
Stay abreast of what is going on with No Child Left Behind.

Education Degree
The biggest directory on the Web of teacher education degree programs from 1,700+ colleges and universities around the US. The directory of Masters in Education programs is also available. We also offer a $2,500 teacher education scholarship.

This is a valuable, free tool for teachers and students that provides up-to-date and reliable information about Web-based and other electronic instructional resources.

KidLit Children’s Literature
A site designed for kids and adults interested in quality children’s literature.

A search engine for teachers that provides teacher-reviewed online resources including more than 150,000 online lesson plans and 75,000 online worksheets.

The Library of Congress Learning Page

Library of Virginia

National Education Association

The Newbery Award
Locate the Newbery Award winning books here.

Newspapers and the ‘Net

No Child Left Behind

Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening

Pics 4 Learning

Read Across America
Links to help you plan your Read Across America Celebration

Reading Lady

Reading Rockets

Provides access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.

SlimeKids is a website built for students that contains the largest organized collection of book trailers for young readers that can be found online

Your Kids Library
Over 450 Newbery Award winning books are reviewed here.

Virginian Pilot Reading In Education Pages

Disclaimer: Web sites listed here do not necessarily reflect the endorsement or advocacy of the Virginia State Reading Association. In addition, VSRA does not endorse any specific commercial products or services.