Reading and Writing Resources

READING RESOURCES

ICDL - International Children's Digital Library - A large collection of online children's books. The materials in the collection, all presented in the original languages in which they were published, reflect similarities and differences in cultures, societies, interests, and lifestyles of peoples around the world.

Phonics: Reading Games Room - Phonics-related worksheets, games and other resources.

The Reading Matrix - An international, professional and peer-reviewed online journal with an editorial board of scholars in the fields of second language acquisition and applied linguistics. The journal seeks to disseminate research to educators around the world. It is interested in exploring issues related to L2 reading, L2 literacy in a broader sense, and other issues related to second language learning and teaching.

Reading Comprehension - (useful websites) Within this page, the complex processes involved in reading comprehension are divided into three categories: vocabulary instruction, text comprehension instruction, and teacher preparation and comprehension strategies instruction.

Online Extensive Reading Opportunities for Lower-Level Learners of EFL/ESL - TESL-EJ - Guest Contributors: Ken Schmidt, Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai Japan.

Skimming and Scanning by Eduscape - Basic explantion of skimming and scanning techniques with lists of sites with activities to improve these skills.

Effective Practices for Developing Reading Comprehension - Nell K. Duke and P. David Pearson (Michigan State University) - Doctoral paper about what research has to say about effective individual techniques in reading comprehension instruction.

Building A Powerful Reading Program: From Research to Practice - Linda Diamond and Sheila Mandel of the Consortium on Reading Excellence, a division of the Institute for Policy Analysis and Research.

Reading and Dyslexia - Resources that provide information and advice on what parents and educators can do to help students with LD gain reading skills.


WRITING RESOURCES

ESLgold - writing links

Teacher Tap: Electronic PostCards in the Classroom

Writing Paragraphs

PIZZAZ

OWL The Purdue Online Writing Lab

Writing Den

ABC's of the Writing Process

The UVic Writer's Guide

Young Authors Workshop

Writing@Web English Teacher

Principles of Composition

English Online

The Elements of Style - William Strunk, Jr.