KET Young Writers Contest
The KET Young Writers Contest is looking for illustrated stories from children in grades K-5. Winners will be selected from each grade level, and all winners will receive prizes. First-place stories in will be published online. Details and complete contest rules are available online.
PBS Kids’ program Martha Speaks offers two ready-made reading programs for grades P-6. The Read-Aloud Book Club includes classroom guides for ten book club sessions as well as support materials. The Martha Speaks websitealso features episodes that coordinate with the sessions. The Reading Buddies Program is a cross-age program designed for kindergarten and upper-elementary students to increase their vocabulary, develop self-esteem and social skills, and enhance their love of books.
Reading Rainbow, the award-winning television series that encourages reading among children, can now be streamed on Discovery Education! Each episode centers on a theme from a book which is explored through a number of segments or stories.
Inspiring Middle School Literacy
This collection of self-paced lessons is designed to enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers in grades 5-8. Each uses videos, interactive activities, note taking, reading, and writing to present students with an engaging science, social studies, mathematics, or language arts topic.
Literacy Central is designed to provide guidance to educators on the development, implementation, and monitoring of literacy plans. The information is organized by the Essential Elements of Literacy PERKS. The website features planning guidance, videos, professional learning modules with facilitators’ guides, information organized by age/grade spans, and other resources for teachers to use in planning for meeting students’ learning needs.
Into the Book
This multimedia teaching resource is designed to improve reading comprehension and the ability to think and learn across the curriculum. Videos feature students using powerful learning strategies to understand and apply what they learn when they read. The companion website features interactive reading comprehension activities, music, video clips, classroom ideas, posters, teacher guides, and lesson plans.
The 2013 KET Young Writers Contest begins February 15th and continues through April 13th.
We look forward to reading and sharing these stories each year, so start planning today!