Ventura County Reading Association
promoting literacy for all
THE RESOURCE CENTER

LITERACY RESOURCES

Florida Center for Reading Research explores all aspects of reading research—basic research into literacy-related skills for typically developing readers and those who struggle, studies of effective prevention and intervention, and psychometric work on formative assessment.  LINK
Common Core Standards   LINK
Here at ReadWriteThink, our mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.  LINK
READING ROCKETS  We bring the best research-based strategies to teachers, parents, administrators, librarians, childcare providers, and anyone else involved in helping a young child become a strong, confident reader. Our goal is to bring the reading research to life — to spread the word about reading instruction and to present "what works" in a way that parents and educators can understand and use.    LINK
School Library Journal is the premiere publication for librarians and information specialists who work with children and teens. A source of quality journalism and reviews for more than 60 years, SLJ produces award-winning features and news coverage on: literacy, best practices, technology, education policy and other issues of interest to the school library and greater educator community.   LINK
NEWSELA   We solve the problem of reading engagement holistically for students, teachers, and principals.    LINK
ReadWorks is committed to solving America’s reading comprehension crisis and student achievement gap. Driven by cognitive science research, ReadWorks creates world-class content, teacher guidance, and integrated tools that improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.    LINK
GOODREADS   You’re in the right place. Tell us what titles or genres you’ve enjoyed in the past, and we’ll give you surprisingly insightful recommendations.   LINK
KidsRead   This website includes a variety of information including book reviews, author info, find your next series and series updates. Folks can subscribe to monthly newsletters for Kids, Teens, Graphic novels, Parents, and Librarians.  LINK
Common Sense Media publishes independent ratings and reviews for nearly everything kids want to watch, read, play, and learn. Get resources for teaching in the digital age. Expert-tested. Teacher-approved. LINK
Children’s Book Database at Miami University This database is a collection of over 5800 picture book abstracts searchable by topics, concepts, and skills for building content area reading across all academic subjects for children, preschool to grade three.  LINK
Read Kiddo Read  Started by James Patterson, this site gives suggestions for choosing the perfect book.   LINK
Provided by the California Department of Education for students in grades prekindergarten through twelve.  LINK
Which book comes when in your favorite series? Mid-Continent Public Library's database contains over 36,000 books in 4,900 series titles.  LINK
Los Angeles Public Library     Recommended Reading lists from the Los Angeles Public Library
Try these read-alike suggestions from the Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California   LINK
Young Reader Medal    An annual award given to books in five categories selected and voted by California schoolchildren.   LINK
The Caldecott Medal is presented each year to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.  LINK
The Newbery Medal is presented each year to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.  LINK