Resources & Links
Skyline Literacy: a community-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting learning and literacy throughout the Shenandoah Valley.
Loudoun Literacy Council: a community-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving literacy throughout Loudoun County.
Northern Virginia Literacy Council: a community-based, nonprofit organization teaching adults the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English in order to empower them to participate more fully and confidently in their communities.
Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education/Lord Fairfax Community College: providing GED, job skills training and college classes.
Virginia Literacy Foundation: providing funding and technical assistance to private, volunteer literacy organizations throughout Virginia.
Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center: providing adult education and literacy resources, publications, and training for teachers of adults in Virginia.
Virginia Department of Education: provides extensive information on adult education in Virginia.
ProLiteracy: a national organization providing literacy instructional materials and support.
New Readers Press: the publishing division of Laubach Literacy which provides products and materials for order.
Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS): a professional learning community for adult educators that provides access to resources, professional development, and a connected network of practitioners.
National Center on Adult Literacy: engages in cutting edge and high-impact research, innovation, and training in adult education and technology, as well as in other areas of adult basic education and literacy. Provides a comprehensive database of publications generated.
Read Aloud Resources
NPR Books: Includes authors interviews, book reviews, guides to great book suggestions. Under "Find Books," you can search for children and young adult books.
The New York Times Books: Includes best sellers lists of picture, middle grades, and young adult books along with book reviews.
Guys Read: "This is the place to come to if you're looking for something to get a guy reading." Guys recommending books for other guys and author and book lists provided.
Good Reads: "Tell us what titles or genres you've enjoyed in the past, and we'll give you surprisingly insightful recommendations."
Jim Trelease: Great website of read aloud resources by the man who brought national attention to the importance of reading aloud to children in the 1980's. Check out the "Treasure of Read Alouds," which are Jim Trelease's recommendations for all ages. Brochures for distribution are also included on this site.
Donalyn Miller: Author of The Book Whisperer. Donalyn motivates middle school students to read 40 or more books a year and this website includes her blog and other reading resources.
Reading Rockets: Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.
Bank Street Library: Links to commonly requested lists from the children's collection.