A reading, writing and language arts resource developed for my students, colleagues, and the Department of Reading, Language and Culture at Sonoma State University

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
463 Multi-sections
Learn more with the following resources
California Elementary Education Network   California Department of Education's Reading and Language Arts Resource Index. Some key sites to visit on this website include Language Arts Frameworks, ELD Standards,Every Child a Reader and the Literacy Handbook, a compendiumof teaching strategies.
Children's Book Awards  

Corretta Scott King Awards

Children's Lit Web Guide

Caldecott and Newbery Winners


Children Web Publishing   http://mgfx.com/kidlit/
Curriculum Links   Teaching Resources, lesson plans, strategies and book lists for learners of all ages
Literacy Standards  

NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts

California Standards

American Library Association: The Nine Information Literacy Standards
for Student Learning

Professional Organizations  

Teacher organizations with a focus on teaching the langugae arts tofirst and second language learners of English of all ages.


Inquiry and choice-driven langauge artslarning oppotunities that incorporate reading, writing. listenting and speaking.

RICA Review  

Study sites for students preparing to take the Reading Instructional competence Assessment