Curriculum Resources

Free Curriculum : Language Arts

AdLit.org

AdLit.org is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers. Features a Cognitive Strategy Toolkit to help build comprehension skills, vocabulary builders, writing skills, and strategies to enhance students’ motivation to read and engage in learning. WETA Public Television, 2775 S. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22206. 703-998-2600. www.adlit.org.

BBC: Languages

An online resource providing audio and video courses, teaching and learning strategies, classroom and online activities, TV and radio snippets, and foreign-language TV programs. Foreign Languages: Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish. www.bbc.co.uk/languages.

ColorinColorado.org

Provides helpful resources for administrators and other key staff members in English Language Learners (ELL) special education including information on the referral and evaluation process, list of helpful books, guides, and tools. WETA Public Television, 3939 Campbell, Arlington, VA 22206. 703-998-2001. www.colorincolorado.org

iLOVELANGUAGES

Teachers can use a catalog of more than 2,400 language-related resources with lesson plans on language, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, and language schools. Topics include Multilingual Resources, Language Lessons, Teaching Resources, and other helpful guidlines. www.ilovelanguages.com

ReadingRockets.org

Offers multimedia, information, and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. The website offers online PBS television programs and other resources and materials for teachers grades PreK-3rd. WETA Public Television, 2775 S. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22206. 703-998-2001. www.readingrockets.org.

ReadWriteThink

Provides lesson plans and student interactives for reading and language arts instruction. P.O. Box 8139, 800 Barksdale Rd., Newark, DE 19714. www.readwritethink.org.

TeachSpanish.com

Resources for teaching Spanish including lesson plans, free audio lessons, and more. www.teachspanish.com.

The Academy Of American Poets

Downloadable Curricula and Lesson Plans focus on poetry and include: Songs my Teacher Taught Me, Poetry in Translation, and Women in Poetry. The Teaching Resource Center provides links to helpful resource sites, education technology, projects and activities, online teaching tools, curricula, and government resources. 75 Maiden Lane, Ste. 901, New York, NY 10038. www.poets.org.

WriterCorps

Provides lesson plans, activities and creative writing activities developed by teachers on topics such as Icebreakers and Opening games, Writing in a Group, Poetry: A Primer, Art Attacks, Images, Sounds, Narrative, Point of View, Themes, Writing with Visual Art, and Editing and Writing. 475-252-3145. www.sfartscommission.org/WC/for-teachers/lessons.