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      Here are some websites that will help you in Reading. Scroll further down this page to see links to Reading Instructional Resource Databases.

      Instructional Resources for Writing Applications

      The Hero's Journey
      http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/smc/journey/
      This Web site, created by the Maricopa Center for Learning & Instruction (MCLI) and the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute, guides students in writing stories based on the "hero's passage" narrative structure. Writer Joseph Campbell described this structure in his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces.

      Reader Response in Hypertext: Making Personal Connections to Literature
      http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=782
      In this lesson from ReadWriteThink, students respond to a novel by recording meaningful quotations. Students then write a character sketch, extended metaphor poem and persuasive essay. Students may publish illustrated versions of their essays in a hyperlinked Web site or as poster displays.

      A Trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame (Writing a Persuasive Letter)
      http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jvitulano/baseball.htm
      In this lesson from the Teachers Network, students write a persuasive essay or letter recommending a field trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Students conduct online research about the Hall of Fame and respond to an imagined reply from the coach.

      Reading Instructional Resource Databases

      National Council of Teachers of English
      http://www.ncte.org
      NCTE is devoted to improving the teaching of English Language Arts at all levels by addressing classroom and professional concerns.

      The International Reading Association
      http://www.reading.org
      Resources for teachers, reading specialists, tutors, and others concerned about literacy.

      Educator's Reference Desk
      http://www.eduref.org
      The Educator's Reference Desk provides education information to teachers, librarians, counselors, administrators, parents, and anyone interested in education.

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