International Reading Association
This is a resource for conferences as well as current research and activities.Its goals are to improve the quality of reading instruction, disseminate research and information about reading, and encourage the lifetime reading habit.
Read Write Think is a program created to help teachers provide a variety of strategies and materials to help students develop literacy skills.   The site offers lesson plans, practices, and resources in reading and language arts instruction.  Every lesson plan on ReadWriteThink has been aligned not only to the IRA / NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts but to individual state standards as well.

The National Gallery of Writing is a website where people select and post writing that is important to them. The Gallery accommodates any composition format—from word processing to photography, audio / video recording to text messages—and all types of writing—from letters to lists, memoirs to memos.  You can read published work, contribute your own writing, or start a local gallery. 

Good recommended reading for kids of all ages.

A resource center for teachers, administrators, and children, the site provides links to lesson plans, homework help, researching topics, current research, and class activities.

The Big Deal Book for K-6 Educators
A free downloadable PDF file is available of this guide that lists resources to some $1 billion in grant opportunities, thousands of dollars worth of free equipment and materials, annotated websites by subject category, and best bets on technology training programs.

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
ERIC is the largest education database in the world, containing more than 1 million records of journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, and books. ERIC is supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement and is administered by the National Library of Education.

Family Education Network
Provides standards-based activities, lesson plans, research tools, homework help, creative activities, printables, games, and instructional techniques for teachers and parents of children K-12.
This Family Education Network site provides free games and online quizzes for children K-8, parents, and teachers.

No Child Left Behind
The No Child Left Behind website provides information and answers to questions about the U.S. federal legislation enacted in January 2002. The Act redefines the federal role in K-12 education and means to help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged and minority students and their peers. has won numerous awards and offers classroom-tested online curriculum, lesson plans and reproducibles, professional resources, online activities, news, and background on authors and books.
This site hosts teacher chat rooms, mailrings, and bulletin boards. It also offers free lesson plan, curriculum, and teacher project ideas.

U.S. Department of Education
The Department was established to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans. The site includes many publications for parents.

State Department of Education
Our mission at the Oklahoma State Department of Education, is to improve student success through: service to schools, parents and students; leadership for education reform; and regulation/ deregulation of state and federal laws to provide accountability while removing any barriers to student success.

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