Sunday, February 3, 2008

Free-Reading: Literacy Instruction Resources for Teachers

I recently learned about this website from a friend; looks like a great example of how Web 2.0 tools can enhance teacher collaboration. The summary from the site is below. Visit the website at

Free-Reading is an ongoing, collaborative, teacher-based, curriculum-sharing project. We're looking to provide a reliable forum where teachers can openly and freely share their successful and effective methods for teaching reading in grades K-1 and for at-risk students in later grades.

Our premises are:

  • The research on how students learn to read is well-established.
  • The research on which instructional techniques work is well-understood.
  • The voices of those who know what works best -- the classroom teachers -- are rarely heard in instructional design.
  • The power of "we" is far greater than the power of "you" or "I."

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