Poetry 180 - A poem a day for American high schools

Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year.

NEA's The Big Read
The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest.

Read Across America
Those who are six, sixteen, sixty-four and more have all kinds of great events in store for the National Education Association's tenth annual observance of NEA's Read Across America. NEA is calling all of America's children, both young and old, to reward their learning by celebrating the joys of reading with Dr. Seuss on his 104th birthday. Readers of all ages are encouraged to celebrate on March 3, 2008.

Reading is Fundamental
Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. prepares and motivates children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most. All RIF programs combine three essential elements to foster children's literacy: reading motivation, family and community involvement, and the excitement of choosing free books to keep.



Looking for a Grant?

ASD Grants Office List
The Anchorage School District's Grants Office puts out a quarterly list of grants.

Cook Inlet Literacy Council Mini Grants
$200 mini-grants to CILC members for implementation of a project designed to promote literacy instruction.



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Online Resource Centers for Teachers

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development's Information Exchange
The Information Exchange includes news briefs and links about proposed state education regulations, department programs, state and federal grants, student contests and scholarship/award opportunities, online educator resources, professional development opportunities, education research, and information about the arts, museums, archives, libraries and universities.


Education World
This site features a searchable database of 56,000+ sites. Links include: Lesson Planning, News/Eye on School, Curriculum, Books in Education, Administrators, Education Site Reviews, Financial Planning.


Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.


New York Times Learning Network Grades 6-12

The New York Times Learning Network is a free service for students in grades 6-12, their teachers and parents. The site is updated Monday through Friday throughout the school year. Students can read the day's top stories using Knowledge Tools, take a news quiz, write a letter to the editor, or ask a reporter a question. Teachers can access a daily lesson plan written in partnership with The Bank Street College of Education in New York City. Each lesson plan and the article it references can be printed out for classroom use. Previous lessons are available in the archive. Educators can also read the latest education news from the newspaper. Parents can join an online discussion, read a recent product review or participate with their children in the activities in the student section.


Professional Development Institute

The Professional Development Institute offers quality online training to teachers across the country.


Random House's Teacher's Resource Center
You'll find information about Random House books, instructions on requesting examination and desk copies, and teaching resources available to download.


School Librarians Online
From the International Association of School Librarians (IASL), this extensive site covers all aspects of the work of school librarians/media specialists.


Teachers Helping Teachers
Provides: basic teaching tips to inexperienced teachers; ideas that can be immediately implemented into the classroom; new ideas in teaching methodologies for all teachers; a forum for experienced teachers to share their expertise and tips with colleagues around the world. This site includes integration ideas for all subjects.


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