Classroom Resources

A to Z Teacher Stuff
A teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more.

Book Wizard
Find and level books with Scholastic’s Book Wizard. Plus, get booktalks, lesson plans, author studies, videos, and discussion guides.

Education World
Calling itself “The Educator’s Best Friend,” this site has sections on professional development, technology, administration and lesson plans.

Rubics Creator
RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch. Choose from topics such as Oral Projects, Research and Writing, Word Skills, Multimedia, Products, Science, Math, Reading, Music, and Art. You also have the ability to view, edit, and analyze a saved rubric.


10 Topical Education Newsletters
Select any of the 10 free newsletters from EducationWorld to arrive in your email. Topics range from Lesson Planning, Educational News, Early Childhood Education, to Reviews of Websites of Interest to Educators.

Professional Development

Education Northwest
Northwest is one of 10 federally funded regional educational laboratories that works to link educators to scientifically based research. Education Northwest has provided educators with top-quality professional development, technical assistance, evaluation, and research services including 6+1 Writing Traits.

Cognitive Foundations of Learning to Read: A Framework
Available online or as a download-able PDF, the website included Reading Assessment Techniques and Research Evidence sections.

Reading Fluency

Five Surefire Strategies for Developing Reading Fluency
Give students the practice to read with ease and confidence, and watch accuracy and understanding soar.

Think Aloud

Think Aloud: The New Read Aloud
What is the difference between a read aloud and a think aloud? Find out, along with suggestions on selecting age appropriate books and two cause and effect lessons for primary students using the think aloud process.

Word Walls

Interactive Word Walls
Kathy Gursky explains how she used interactive word walls (with an emphasis on interactive!)