English & Language Arts

Resources for Teachers:
 Fountas and Pinnell-
HMH Collections site- 
10 Point Grading Scale Information-
Edutopia- What Works in Education
Resources for Parents:

Fantastic Apps for Summer Reading on iPads by Monica Burns from Edutopia.org

Newsela (Free; subscription required for full access)

Reading on iPads can take many forms, and I love the new mobile app from Newsela. This powerful resource for readers shares news articles daily -- at the perfect reading level for children. Kids and their parents can toggle between different Lexile levels to find articles that are just right for independent reading. It's a great way for families to include informational text on their summer reading list. The Newsela app lets you easily search for articles so that kids are sure to find a topic to pique their interest.

OverDrive (Free; use your library card for full access)

OverDrive is a fantastic free app that connects to your library card. Many libraries across the country will let you access e-books through this app. If you're not sure how to set it up, bring your iPad to your local library. I know that the folks at my local branch of the NYPL were happy to help me register and download my first library e-book.

Epic! - Unlimited Books for Kids (Subscription required for full access)

This e-reader app is designed for students age 12 and under. Epic! is a subscription-based iPad app that gives users access to thousands of books and the ability to set up user profiles for different family members. Kids can earn badges for reading accomplishments and keep track of how many books they've finished. Discover the Ocean is great summer choice from Epic!'s library for students who want to know more about life at the coast. Children preparing for the new school year and excited to enter the next grade will like Step Fourth, Mallory.

Sesame Street eBooks for iPads (Free; subscription required for full access)

With over 100 titles to choose from, this e-book collection from Sesame Street has plenty of material for early readers. Youngsters starting a new year at school will want to add Get Ready for School: 123s to their summer reading list, while students who won't be visiting any barnyard animals this summer will like Abby Cadabby's First Visit to the Farm.

Resources for Students:

Fun! Fun! Fun! Summer Learning Sites by Matt Davis at Edutopia.org

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Contact Information

Anne R. Witte
ELA Instructional Supervisor
(P) 803-810-8073
(F) 803-222-8010
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Books for Your Professional Library:
-The Reading Strategies Book
-Rigorous Reading
-TDQ-Text Dependent Questions
Energize Reseach, Reading, and Writing
-Comprehension and Collaboration
-Choice Words
-When Readers Struggle
-Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading
-Asking Better Questions
-Vocabulary at the Core
-Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading
-Reading Nonfiction: Notice and Note
-Rigorous Curriculum Design
-Word Wise and Content Rich

-Pathways to Common Core

-The Book Wisperer

-When Readers Struggle

-Literacy Beginnings

-Genre Study Focus

-Teaching Argument Writing

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