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Literacy Tech Links

 

Already Adapted Texts

Resource

Description

Link

Sherlock Center on Disabilities  

A variety of age appropriate reads, both literary and informational, that are adapted. This list is alphabetical, scroll through

http://www.ric.edu/sherlockcenter/wwslist.html

 

Cast Bookbuilder  

A wide variety of already adapted texts in both literary and informational formats

Might be easiest to search the “Public Library Books” link

*user: curriculum writer 204   pw: tryme204

http://bookbuilder.cast.org  (search “public library books”)

DLM Exemplar Texts  

DLM Exemplar texts, required texts to embed in grade levels 3-11

http://dlmpd.com/exemplar-text-supports/

DLM Familiar Texts/Field Testing

DLM Familiar texts grade levels 3-12

http://dlmpd.com/clds/ft1-texts/

Tarheel Reader

Assorted fiction and nonfiction lit.  Preview all books

https://tarheelreader.org/find/

Literacy  Tech Links

Miscellaneous Places to find Instructional Level Texts

 

Resource

Description

Link

Lit Charts

Summaries of classic literature that can be read online, downloaded as PDF files or read on a device using the website’s app.  Contributed by Lyndsay Shymkewich and Leah Holman.

http://www.litcharts.com

Lexile

Contributed by Melissa Tragos

Enter the lexile level and topic

High interest/low level box on the right that says "HL High-Low" that can be checked.

https://fab.lexile.com

Reading Ato Z

A variety of reads both literary and informational. Requires a subscription.

https://www.readinga-z.com/books/leveled-books/

Readworks Reading Passages  

A variety of passages both literary and informational text

Search by keyword, lexile level, skill, domain, etc to locate passages

*user: curriculum writer 204    pw: tryme204

 

https://www.readworks.org/books/passages#!q:/g:/t:0/pt:/features:/

Awesome Stories

Free stories useful to support lessons which link to primary resources. Contributed by Lyndsay Shymkewich and Leah Holman.

https://www.awesomestories.com

Shmoop

Teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials

https://www.shmoop.com

Sparknotes

Summaries of popular literature

http://www.sparknotes.com   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Literacy  Tech Links

 

Tools for Creating Adapted Texts

Resource  

Description

Link

Text Compactor

Reduce the volume and the level of text

www.textcompactor.com

Rewordify

Decrease the level of vocab in the text

https://rewordify.com

Thinkport

Graphic organizers  to support writing.  Provided for in word and pdf formats

http://www.thinkport.org/graphic-organizers.html

BookDrum

Book summaries, condensed but not adapted.

Provides a variety of supports for both literary and informational text including audio clips, short video clips, photographs and summaries

For example, in the link for The Great Gatsby find photographs that support the setting, audio clips that support the music, etc.

*user: curriculum writer 204   pw: tryme204

http://www.bookdrum.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy  Tech Links

 

Lesson Supports

Resource  

Description

Link

Blendspace

Web based support that holds e-links, can organize multiple online links into individual unit formats-need to create an account

https://www.tes.com/lessons 

Baltimore City Public Schools

Story Boards to support texts. You will need Boardmaker in order to open these files.

http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/Page/1446

Readworks Supplemental Lessons  

This site will provide literary and informational texts

Search for units related to skills and strategies comprehension, novel study and passages

Find these links in the menu bar on the left

*user: curriculum writer 204   pw: tryme204

https://www.readworks.org/lessons-and-units 

Colonial Williamsburg

Electronic field trips, submitted by Pat Smith

http://www.history.org/History/teaching/eft/

School on Wheels

High interest, low level books, submitted by Pat Smith

https://www.schoolonwheels.org/pdfs/3328/Hi-Lo-Book-List.pdf

Reading A to Z

A variety of reads both literary and informational-subscription necessary

https://www.readinga-z.com/books/leveled-books/

 

You Tube

Many texts with online readings/Read Alouds or videos to support or replace stories or texts

https://www.youtube.com

Do2learn

Visual supports for daily living. Curriculum  supports

http://www.do2learn.com/academics/Literacy/index.htm

Boardmaker Achieve

Supporting activities with visuals

https://www.boardmakeronline.com/Activities/Search 

Achieve the Core

Content and sample lessons aligned to Common Core

http://achievethecore.org/category/411/ela-literacy-lessons 

Read Write Think

Classroom Resources to support reading and writing

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/ 

Florida Center for Reading Research

Left menu bar has grade level

activities

Listed as  grades K-5 but most are age appropriate through grade 12

http://www.fcrr.org/curriculum/SCAindex.shtm 

Literacy Leader

A variety of adolescent literature and resources to support reading activities

A multitude of activities, ideas and materials

https://literacyleader.com/node/459 

Newsela

Current Events, select the appropriate Lexile level

https://newsela.com/about/ 

 

Literacy  Tech Links

Misc Tools

Resource

Description

Link

Starship English

Grow your story (via a visual of plant parts)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/index.shtml 

Scholastic Story Starters

Story starters

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/ 

Read Write Think Interactive

Interactive graphic organizers

http://rwtinteractives.ncte.org/view_interactive.aspx?id=127 

Voc  Tech Links

Vocational Supports

Resource

Description

Link

Curriculumconnection4sped

Weblinks to support CBEs or Microenterprises.

http://www.curriculumconnection4sped.com/weblinks-to-support-sbes-and-microenterprises-l-warning.html 

Curriculumconnection4sped

Setting up school based work orders and microenterprises. Original ideas Sharon Fries and Ev Papa, special ed teachers IPSD 204

http://www.curriculumconnection4sped.com/setting-up-school-based-work-orders-and-micro-enterprises.html 

Curriculumconnection4sped

Vocational Work Orders. Original ideas Sharon Fries and Ev Papa, special ed teachers IPSD 204

http://www.curriculumconnection4sped.com/vocational-work-orders-l-warning.html 

Curriculumconnection4sped

Vocational Resources

http://www.curriculumconnection4sped.com/voc-resources-l-warning.html 

Voc  Tech Links

Miscellaneous Voc Resources

Resource

Description

Link

Curriculumconnection4sped

Voc skills-virtual application

http://www.curriculumconnection4sped.com/virtual-application-vocadaptive-skills-l-warning.html 

Curriculumconnection4sped

Voc ed-supporting content areas

http://www.curriculumconnection4sped.com/voc-ed-supporting-the-content-areas-l-warning.html 

K. Cagneu, K. Saar, L. Warning, IPSD 204 Curriculum Writers

*Link to published doc 2017 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cANDHCfSG98DoBwJLgEyVWbwlo2ZXDfj_Cw761_oFn8/pub