Literacy Resources

We loved connecting with our literacy friends at the 2019 NJEA Teachers Convention!

Below is our PowerPoint and some resources from our presentation.

Click here to learn more about our advocacy for English learners.

Planning Templates & Graphic Organizers
Good Readers Wonder About Their Authors
Virtual Learning 

What are the components of a digital literacy lesson? Check out the Webinar below with Dr. Ken Kunz and Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad from WeVideo!  

 

Launch Into Literacy

Click here to read more about creating engaging distant learning opportunities through the three part series in ILA's Literacy Today with Diane Lapp!  Part One is here!

Funded through the Cares Act and For the Love of Literacy, our team of curriculum writers developed two weeks worth of K-5 lessons to support teachers for the 20-21 school year.  It's our way of providing a FREE resource to launch into literacy!

Best of all, we've compiled some digital materials too in order to help you organize and manage virtual instruction or distance learning.  Here's the downloadable lesson guide: 

(Virtual Resources Coming Soon!)

Good Readers Wonder About Their Topics
Guided Reading

The structure for guided reading is often misunderstood.  In this video lesson, watch Dr. Ken Kunz work with students to engage with a text.  Check out how the students read, check for understanding, and learn a new strategy!  We can help to link you with a variety of amazing guided reading resources!  Reach out of you would like PD conducted our demo lessons in your school!

Anchor 7 Example
The literacy standards give us a framework for what to teach, but best practices (always getting better) teach us how.  Check out some K-12 resources Brian Benavides and I compiled for engaging students with diverse texts and formats.
LGBTQ+-Inclusive Literacy
Working with Garden State Equality and the Make It Better for Youth organizations, For the Love of Literacy supports curriculum that is inclusive of all learners.  Check out the presentation we gave at the NJDOE Equity Conference.
Featured Success for Learners
ESL LitCamp is just one of many ways to advocate for all literacy learners.  Check out the Scholastic feature article here! We'd love to help make this a reality in your school or district!
Build A Community of Readers!
Consider a variety of resources for building a community of readers at the beginning of the school year.  Check out some of our recommendations here.  These are just five of many ways to discover your "WHY" in literacy and build relationships with readers and writers.