Teachers know that the Internet is full of useful and creative materials to improve reading, but often they are too busy to find the best ones. To make these Web resources more readily available, Judith Zorfass and her staff at EDC’s Center for Family, School, and Community have developed the Literacy Matters Web site. The site aims to improve the literacy development of middle and high school students, especially those who may be struggling.
“We have compiled the best of what’s available online and made it easily accessible for teachers, parents, and students,” says Zorfass. “It provides a great number of literacy resources for grades 4–12—and it’s free!”
The site includes sample lesson plans, ideas for using teen literature, and helpful links and resources. Literacy Matters also sponsors interactive tutorials for students, and offers graduate online courses for middle and high school teachers on a variety of literacy issues.
Originally published on May 1, 2006