provides you with a listing of valuable educational resources that may be useful to you.
How prepared are you to teach reading and writing? Reading failure is the overwhelming reason that children are retained, assigned to special education classes or given remedial services. The long-term consequences of poor reading achievement are well-documented in terms of lower quality of life indicators.

Teaching reading is a complex process. Effective literacy instruction is a job for experts. It is also an overwhelming job for which many teachers feel ill prepared. This site will assist you in recognizing the stringent demands of effective literacy instruction and in assessing how prepared you are to provide children from birth through age 8 with the crucial content and skills necessary to read and write at appropriate levels. It will also direct you to a number of resources to assist you on your journey to becoming an effective literacy educator.

Literacy Knowledge and Skills
Professional Development Resources
Model Literacy Programs
Professional Self Assessment
Resources for Parents
Albright College
Allegheny College
Alvernia College
Arcadia University
Baptist Bible College
Bloomsburg University
Bryn Mawr/Haverford Colleges
Bucknell University
Cabrini College
California University of PA
Carlow University
Cedar Crest College
Chatham College
Chestnut Hill College
Cheyney University of PA
Clarion University
Delaware Valley College
DeSales University
Drexel University
Duquesne University
East Stroudsburg University
Eastern College
Edinboro University
Elizabethtown College
Gannon University
Geneva College
Gettysburg College
Grove City College
Gwynedd-Mercy College
Holy Family University
Immaculata University
Indiana University of PA
Juniata College
Keystone College
Kings College
Kutztown University
Lancaster Bible College
LaRoche College
LaSalle University
Lebanon Valley College
Lehigh University
Lincoln University
Loch Haven University
Lycoming College
Mansfield University
Marywood University
Mercyhurst College
Messiah College
Millersville University
Misericordia University
Moore College of Art
Moravian College
Muhlenberg College
Neumann University
Penn State
Philadelphia Biblical University
Point Park University
Rider University
Robert Morris University
Rosemont College
Saint Bonaventure University
Saint Joseph's University
Seton Hill University
Shippensburg University
Slippery Rock University
St. Francis University
St. Vincent College
Susquehanna Univesity
Swarthmore College
Temple University
Thiel College
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Scranton
University of the Arts
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Ursinus College
Valley Forge Christian College
Villanova University
Washington & Jefferson College
Waynesburg College
West Chester University
Westminster College
Widener University
Wilkes University
Wilson College
York College of PA
How to Become a Teacher (Recruiting New Teachers, Inc.)
PA-Educator Press Release for Applicants
PA Department of Education - Basic Education Circulars
Investing in Teaching by Linda Darling-Hammond
Education Week on the Web
The National Teaching and Learning Forum
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