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We want every child to love reading, so we are offering our literacy tools for teachers, student, and parents here at NO cost. 

Below you will see a list of the key literacy materials used within our grant schools and should be used within your Language and Literacy Centers. The centers should: 

  • Be a necessary tenet to the balanced literacy classroom.
  • Provide ideal settings for discourse and shared talking to unfold naturally.
  • Be placed in the classroom environment in strategic locations with space to work individually, with peers, and on teams.  

Please follow the links and read the description and instructions for implementing each material carefully. We have provided PDF versions of all materials (and links for book purchasing) for your convenience.

Download and print any of our teacher-friendly materials and informational sheets to use in your classroom, and voilà!  You are on your way to a balanced literacy school! We look forward to hearing how your students' literacy development flourishes with the aid of the Balanced Literacy Resources. 

Fined out why these materials are useful on the Balanced Literacy For Teachers page. Administrators, please see our Administrators Creating a Balanced Literacy School

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 page for tips in supporting teachers in creating a balanced literacy environment inside and outside the classroom. 

Debate Centers

The debate center is one strategy in which to promote the development of argument and debate. This center can remain up all year in classrooms while changing the topic of debate on a weekly basis. Social justice can be the perfect starting point as students work on teams to develop ...

Exit Slips: Read-Aloud, Centers, Guided Reading, And Independent Reading And Writing

The Exit Slips are to be used for larger units of thought including ideas, notions, images, and much more, which allow for richer conversations and discussions to ensue. There are four downloadable exit slips covering each area of formative assessment: Read-aloud, Centers, Guided Reading, and Independent Reading and Writing. There ...