ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you.
Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.
Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Book Clubs: Reading for Fun
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Recurring Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Introduction: 50 minutes; thereafter: 10 minutes per session|
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Graphic Map assists teachers and students in reading and writing activities by charting the high and low points related to a particular item or group of items, such as events during a day or chapters in a book.
Grades 1 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  June 20
Families are invited to a June literacy fair to end the school year and get students on the right track for the summer.
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  July 30
Independent reading is promoted among students by organizing a paperback book swap in the classroom or with other classes at the same grade level.
Grades 1 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  September 17
Book clubs are created within the classroom or with a grade level or different classes.
Grades K – 8 | Strategy Guide
In this strategy guide, you’ll learn how to use kidwatching to track and support student learning. Teachers observe and take notes on students’ understanding of skills and concepts and then use the observations to determine effective strategies for future instruction.
Professional Library | Book
Recognizing that the literacy demands that our students now face require their active involvement in their own learning, the author and three other successful teachers have developed a wide variety of ways to encourage that involvement.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 3 – 5 | Activity & Project
Children can enjoy a community-building experience by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together.