Louise Borden Dock Leelanau

Michigan Reading Association
Empowering all Michigan Students and Educators through Literacy

K - 12 Resources

pastarchivesLinks for K-12 teachers.



Michigan Reading Association is proud to share with its members the following documents. The purpose of the literacy essentials is to increase Michigan’s capacity to improve children’s literacy by identifying a small set of research-supported literacy instructional practices that could be a focus of professional development throughout the state. The focus of these documents are on classroom practices, rather than on school- or systems-level practices. Michigan Reading Association is proud to support the ongoing, collaborative work taking place across the Great Lakes State. The following documents are the first of several to be shared. 

GELN Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy - PreKindergarten

GELN Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy - Grades K-3



A free proofreading tool designed for writers, teachers, and other professionals.

International Literacy Day and Beyond
IRA and Rotary International join together to share "The ABC's of Literacy Ideas"

A collaboration between IRA and NCTE, ReadWriteThink offers lesson plans, interactive web-based tools, and links to other thematic web-resources, organized by grade level and literacy-related strands.

Hundreds of links, activities and lesson plans for all content areas that focus on literacy and technology integration.

MIT Open Courseware
Containing the content to over 1800 MIT courses, this site invites everyone -- especially K-12 students and teachers -- to explore lectures, notes, and other materials from numerous subject areas.

A website designed for emerging readers with online activities and lesson plans.

PBS Adolescent Lit Website
Resource for teachers and students, including video samples of teaching in action.

Northern Oral Language and Writing Through Play - now-play
Our research goals are to support and track young children’s oral language and writing development over time through a play-based assessment and instructional framework, and to build teaching capacity in northern rural communities. Our focus is on children, educators, families and community caregivers in northern rural communities from Alberta in the west through to Ontario in central Canada of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal backgrounds. An extensive network of partners and collaborators will work together to address the need for theoretical, empirical and practical work in the area of young children’s oral language and writing development.