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Teaching Resources:

Reading Resources 

Achieve the Core-  for all things related to the Connecticut Core Standards

Connecticut Core Standards

Learnzillion-- where the Connecticut Dream Team is working on shared lessons

Research and Data

Ask a REL -- a great resource when looking for the latest education research

Regional Educational Laboratories 

What Works Clearinghouse

Resources for Nonfiction

1. Harvard University Library - Open Collections Program

Harvard has compiled six subject-specific, web-accessible collections to support teaching and learning around the world. Collections are on a variety of subjects including immigration, women's roles in the US economy, scientific discovery, and epidemics. 
2. National Science Digital Library

This website provides high quality online educational resources with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. 
3. Google Books 

An enhanced catalogue of global books (with downloads for out-of-copyright books) that you can search for nonfiction titles.

4. American Journeys

American Journeys contains more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later.

5. Biography

Videos and written biographies of thousands of your favorite stars, famous figures, and notorious personalities. Search people by date, nationality, life events, and what they are best known for. 
6. The Reading and Writing Project

 A great collection of sites for digital texts and nonfiction journals that are engaging, informative, and challenging. 
7. The New York Public Library

Access 'research' and choose from online databases, such as Amazing Animals of the World, and Historical Newspapers, and a digital archive of historical photographs.
8. Time for Kids

Provides accessible digital texts, including videos of current news in science, sports, entertainment, and world events.
9. TED

A nonprofit organization with videos of ideas worth spreading, perfect for inspiring student written response. 
10. American Rhetoric

Archives of thousands of great American speeches and public communication through the decades; includes video, audio and movie clips.


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