National Geographic – download videos, photos, access books, expeditions, etc.
www.nationalgeographic.com also mentioned were the Face To Face books when Georgia was demonstrating the read aloud. Here is the link for
that series http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/category/face-to-face-with-animals-series?categoryId=S022

Tony Stead – RAN graphic organizer (Reading and Analyzing Nonfiction)
Alternative to KWL chart
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/sssm/html/readingandanalyzingnonfiction_sm.html this link will take you to a site where you can
open the actual chart as a word document and save it.
http://www.literacyspecialists.com/content/publish/stead_t.shtml This link will provide a bio of Tony Stead. Click on the link FREE TIPS
and TOOLS on the left side – TONS of downloads available to support the 5 areas of literacy

Debbie Miller Reading with Meaning, Teaching with Intention: Defining Beliefs, Aligning Practice, and Taking Action
http://www.stenhouse.com/html/authorbios_174.htm Stenhouse website (not sure who the local rep is) with bio of Debbie Miller
Podcasts
Book lists

Joan Moser/Gail Moser Boushey Creators of The Daily 5 and The Daily Café
http://www.the2sisters.com/
Videos, downloads, helpful tools to integrate small group instruction routines into your classroom. They demonstrate with elementary,
But the principles can be applied to middle school classes.

Dinah Zike hands on maniplatives made from paper for students to use as an alternative to make learning more concrete
http://www.dinah.com/
View examples, purchase books specific to content area needs, find workshops

Teachin’ Cheap – Using Bags, Sacks, Paper, and Boxes in the Classroom
This book was recommended by one of the teachers who uses it in her classroom
http://www.creativeteaching.com/ it is published by Creative Teaching Press, but I could not find the specific title online
http://www.amazon.com/Teachin-Cheap-Using-Sacks-Classroom/dp/1574712764 I did find it on Amazon
Also available at teacher supply stores

Reading A-Z subscription based website providing access to thousands of downloads such as English and Spanish reading passages, Readers
Theater, Decodable Texts, Vocabulary, Fluency, Poetry, Assessment
http://www.readinga-z.com/

Dr. Alfred Tatum educator who works specifically with inner city adolescent males on building literacy. His students are typically males,
Some are in gangs, some have no adults to support them in their life, and find no use for reading in their lives. Works with students
Who feel “its not cool to read.”
http://alfredtatum.com/ his own site with a link to his blog which he posts writing from his students. Click on the link Texts for AFAM
for a list of titles he uses with students. He works with students as young as 10-19 or so. Please preview titles for appropriateness for
your students
http://www.heinemann.com/authors/4629.aspx link to Heinemann Publishing (I am the rep for this company also) for his latest book
http://www.stenhouse.com/html/tatumvideo.htm video interview with Dr. Tatum

Gretchen Owocki do-able activities to create active listeners during read alouds to transfer into active readers on their own. Tied in
With the “Graffitti Wall” from your ToolKit resources.
http://www.stenhouse.com/html/tatumvideo.htm Heinemann link to her professional books

Bluford Series – recommended by one of the teachers. Young adult series based on high school students encountering scenarios students are
Familiar with.
http://www.townsendpress.com/product/97.aspx

National School Reform Faculty – website suggested by a teacher that provides resources for developing collegial relationships, reflective
Practice, and rethinking school reform
http://www.nsrfharmony.org/ this link will also provide rigor activities

Graphic Novels – books that are traditionally “comic books” but have now taken classic novels and put them into graphic form
http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/graphicnovels.asp link to University of Wisconsin – information on graphic novels, how to
use in the classroom, recommended lists…
http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/graphicnovels.asp Heinle website for graphic novels. One teacher suggested Great Expectations
Lindsey.vyoral@cengage.com contact given by same teacher who shared Great Expectations
http://ngsp.com/Products/InterventionStrivingReaders/nbspnbspinZoneBooks/tabid/151/Default.aspx National Geographic School
Publishing website – InZone Series includes graphic novels. Can choose specific titles, search by Lexile Level, download TGs and
Student Journals for all titles FREE, built in striving reader and ELL support in the books. High interest, low readability, many different
Genres.