A partnership among NCTE,IRA, and Verizon has created this engaging website with a host of excellent quality resources for teachers and students from K-12.The standards based lessons integrate Internet resources that are easy to navigate and creative in their approach to learning.This site also offers multiple ideas for parents and caregivers with techniques to assist them in engaging their children in reading,writing,and analzing literature.
Type of Material:
Collection: Volumes of standards based lessons,web integrated resources,and student materials for Reading and Language Arts instruction.
Teachers (preservice and inservice),parents,care givers,children and students from K-12 interested in enhancing language arts enjoyment,teaching, and learning in language arts and reading.
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Identify Major Learning Goals:
ReadWriteThink offers a wide array of standards-based lesson plans that meaningfully integrate Internet content into the teaching and/or learning experience.
The student resources are interactive, and are primarily intended to assist students with reading or writing activities.
The goal of the site is stated as "to provide access to highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction."
Target Student Population:
This material is appropriate for: Grade School , Middle School , High School , College General Ed , Graduate School , Professional
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Excellent quality resources are organized in an easily understood fashion. There are unique and creative opportunities for practicing language arts skills and reading appreciation, styled for multiple interests and levels of achievement.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
ELA standards are included. This material can be used to supplement instruction or as a stand alone.
This website is the Top Chef of language arts and reading instruction.All of the ingredients are included.The instructor(parent,care giver or student)can "mix up" the resources provided to achieve the intended learning goals.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Read-Write-Think is well done and thorough.It is easily navigable for the beginner or advanced user.The materials are easy to locate and use. Instruction for use is written for many levels and abilities.
Other Issues and Comments:
The quality of interactive resources is evident and the access to these resources makes R-W-T very engaging.
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