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Achieve The Core

Free, ready-to-use classroom resources designed to help educators understand and implement the Common Core and other college and career ready standards

Children of the Code

The Children of the Code Project is a ‘case in point’ for how poorly our society understands learning  and the personal and societal costs of unhealthy learning. Consisting of over 100 interviews with field leading scientists and scholars the COTC project has produced over 140 video segments that cover subjects ranging from the origin of writing to the neurology involved in producing the virtual language experience we call reading.

Training of Trainers

This highly practical and accessible resource gives special and general education teachers the tools to implement explicit instruction in any grade level or content area. The authors are leading experts who provide clear guidelines for identifying key concepts, strategies, skills, and routines to teach; designing and delivering effective lessons; and giving students opportunities to practice and master new material

Florida Center for Reading Research

The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) is a multidisciplinary research center at Florida State University. FCRR explores all aspects of reading research—basic research into literacy-related skills for typically developing readers and those who struggle, studies of effective prevention and intervention, and psychometric work on formative assessment

Neuhaus Education Center

Neuhaus Education Center was established to help struggling learners. In 2000, the National Reading Panel Report established what we already knew, that direct instruction in phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary are helpful to all students. In response to the new research, Neuhaus expanded its mission to preventing reading failure by providing teachers of all students with professional development in research-based methods of reading instruction.


Readworks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free. Readworks curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards. This site provides skill and strategy units, comprehension units, novel study units, and F/NF-paired reading passages that are leveled with question sets.

ReadWriteThink.org  (a partner with International Literacy Association)

ReadWriteThink.org provides access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best free materials. Classroom resources include lesson plans, student interactives, mobile apps, and printouts.

Professional development has access to strategy guides, professional libraries, and online professional development.

Videos (new) includes literacy in action videos, presentations, how to use RWT, and even some “just for fun” videos.


Shanahan on Literacy

Information for teachers and parents on teaching and assessing reading, writing, and literacy.



TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. TED shares ideas from a broad spectrum-from science to business to global issues-in more than 100 languages


Teaching Channel is an online community where teachers can watch, share, and learn diverse techniques to help every student grow. Browse videos by subject, grade level instruction or by topics. Teaching Channel even offers a private collaborative platform for teams.