About Julie Coiro

Literacy Resources

Starting Places for Literacy
  • International Reading Association

  • Home of the worldwide organization of literacy professionals, includes  the RTeacher Listserv, online selections from IRA journals and much more
  • Reading Online

  • An online journal of K-12 practice and research, published by the International Reading Association.
  • Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA)

  • CIERA is dedicated to disseminating the most current research about early reading acquisition.

    Reading Theory and Research

  • ERIC'S Literacy Education Resources: Early Childhood to High School

  • An extensive list of online resources sorted into twelve major categories of literacy education
  • EduPlace's Issues in Literacy Development

  • This document summarizes the best available research and professional expertise to help teachers provide high-quality literacy instruction for students from kindergarten through Grade 8. The information has been organized around topics that are important to literacy development. Authors: John Pikulski and J. David Cooper.
  • Learning to Read: Resources for Language Arts and Reading Research

  • Includes lots of research on individual components of "Balanced Literacy", examples of Interactive Lessons, links to related professional organizations and book publishers.
  • Creating Support for Effective Literacy Education

  • Scroll to the bottom of this page to access links to many excellent fact sheets that accompany this
    book by Constance Weaver, Lorraine Gillmeister-Krause, & Grace Vento-Zogby.
  • National Center for Family Literacy

  • A nonprofit organization supporting family literacy services for families across the United States through
    programming, training, research, advocacy and dissemination
  • Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children

  • Executive Summary edited by edited by Catherine E.Snow, M. Susan Burns & Peg Griffin.  An online version of this report can be found at Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children's Reading Success.

    Summer Institute: Guided Reading Within A Comprehensive Literacy Classroom: A collaborative effort from SERC, CSDE Office of Priority Schools and Haskins Laboratories