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Useful Websites

Professional Organizations

http://www.reading.org  The professional website of the International Reading Association

http://www.ncte.org   The professional website for the National Council of teachers of English

http://www.ufttc.org  This is the professional development arm of the United Federation of Teachers, your teacher’s union in New York City.

http://www.nycenet.edu  This is the website of the New York City Department of Education.

http://www.rethinkingschools.org  Rethinking the schools offers an excellent “alternative perspective” to many educational issues we must address

http://www.nsta.org  The NSTA is the National Science Teachers of America’s professional organization

http://www.ncss.org  The NCSS is the National Council of Social Studies Teachers professional website 

Useful curriculum and reference sites

http://readwritethink.org  This is a website put together by the IRA, NCTE that is a treasure trove of curriculum resources

http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/library  The City College library website

http://www.eric.ed.gov The United States Government educational resources and research website that includes askeric the largest online database for educational research

http://www.eduref.org  A useful online reference desk geared toward educators

http://www.google.com Still the best online search engine

http://www.rcls.org/ksearch.htm  An excellent collection of  children and student oriented search engines

http://www.ala.org  The website of the American Library Association

http://www.ask.com  The Ask Jeeves website is a search engine that tries to respond to your questionsChildren’s Literature Websites

http://ccbc.education.wisc.edu  A children's literature website organized by the Education Department of the University of Wisconsin that is simply the best place to go to find great children's literature organized around any topic

http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/childlit.htm  Children’s Literature and Language Arts Resources

http://www.icdlbooks.org  A digital library of Children’s literature

http://www.csusm.edu/csb  The Barahona Center for the study of books in Spanish for children and adolescents

http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html  The Children’s Literature Web Guide 

http://www.cusd.chico.k12.ca.us/~nleek/RDGL254A/resources.html  Online Resources for Children’s Literature

http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/puboff/bccb  The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

http://www.tolerance.org
  A web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center this site “fights racism and promotes tolerance”

http://www.lewiscarroll.org/carroll.html  This is a website devoted to the work of Lewis Carroll

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/robeson_p.html  A fascinating website devoted to the life and work of Paul Robeson

http://www.onlinepoetryclassroom.org  This is a online resource put out by poets.org for teachers interested in poetry   There are many incredible websites that are useful for teachers, students and literacy and language lovers. We will try to update you monthly on websites we find useful. Please contact us with websites that you have found useful and/or interesting.

Government websites

http://www.ed.gov       The website for the U.S. Office of Education

www2.ed.gov/nclb  The U.S. government website that advocates for and gives updates on the No Child Left Behind legislation

http://www.edweek.org   The Website for Education Week , a weekly newspaper that reports on recent issues in education