Pod 4 Westside

 Reading and Writing in Pod 4


Literacy Websites to check out:


  • 100 Best Books for Kids - This list was selected by the National Education Association, is posted on the TeachersFirst.com website, and recommends best books for kids grouped by age level. There are also site links to Reading Resources, Storytelling Resources, and Reading Lessons.
  • Center for Teaching and Learning - Book Recommendations for K-8 students made by students. Check out the rest of the site, the Center for Teaching and Learning was founded by Nancie Atwell.
  • Cornerstone Literacy - Contains resources for literacy curriculum and lesson plans as well as video clips of teaching. Cornerstone Literacy features the work of Ellin Keene, author of Mosiac of Thought and To Understand.
  • Guys Read - Started by John Scieszka, this site's mission is 'to offer leadership, practical solutions, a forum, and support to get guys reading.' The site includes Favorite Books for Guys, What You Can Do, and Guys Speak. Books for 'young guys, middle guys, older guys'.
  • Kidspace - The Internet Public Library KidSpace contains books, magazines, and newspapers from around the world that are freely available via the Internet.
  • Read On Wisconsin - Jessica Dolye's statewide book club for everyone who enjoys reading and talking about books.
  • Read Write Think - ReadWriteThink is a partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Verizon Foundation. The site works to provide educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction through free, Internet-based content.
  • Edmodo - Students use this site to blog with members of their book club! 

  • Eduplace - Here you will find graphic organizers that can be used to help students plan their writing.
  • Kids Space - An interactive website that allows you and your students to read published work of children, and gives students a place to publish online.
  • National Gallery of Writing - Sponsered by NCTE, this site will allow every US citizen to publish one piece of writing to be housed on this site. Many additional literacy supports for teaching are included as well as places to group writing by school or other organization.
  • Toondoo - This site allows students to publish comic type writing.

General Literacy


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