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For Teachers/Volunteers

We know at the center of our work are our teachers and volunteers. Here are some helpful resources to reinforce learning in the classroom & beyond. 

Phonics Student Activity Centers 

Fluency Instructional Guidelines and Student Activities

2-3 Student Center Activities on Fluency FCRR


Comprehension Resources
Grade 2-3 Student Center Activities on Comprehension FCRR


Other Resources

Reading Comprehension Facts for Teachers

Classroom Strategies – This video library provides teachers with effective, research-based classroom strategies to help build and strengthen literacy skills in print awareness, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. Excellent for training Mentors.

Reading Instruction for ELL Grades 1-3  English language learners (ELLs) in early elementary school are learning to read at the same time as their other classmates. Nevertheless, they still may need some extra help making the connection between their native language and English or focusing on specific sounds and letter combinations. These articles provide explicit guidance, as well as age-appropriate tips for instruction.

Graphic Organizers:   This collection of ready-to-use graphic organizers will help children classify ideas and communicate more effectively. All of the printable graphic organizers are designed to facilitate understanding of key concepts by allowing students to visually identify key points and ideas. By using graphic organizers across all subject areas, you will be empowering your students to master subject-matter faster and more efficiently. There are graphic organizers for reading, science, writing, math, and for general use. You’ll also find blank printable templates like graph paper, dot arrays, and other useful tools.