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Language Arts And Reading Instruction: Databases

Lesson planning resources for language arts and reading in the Pre-K - 12 classroom.


Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
Contains records for over 1 million book titles, as well as full-text reviews for many of those titles. Records often include reading levels (Lexile, Accelerated Reader, etc.) [1761 - present]
Grades: PreK - 12
Literature Resource Center
Search by author, title, literary theme, historical period, etc. for full-text biographies and criticism of major children and adult authors. Available to William Paterson community only.
Grades: 9 - 12
Novelist K-8 Plus
Provides subject access for fiction and nonfiction titles aimed at students in grades K-8. Includes full-text reviews for many titles, as well as access to teacher resources for promoting reading,and tips on using picture books as a springboard to interesting and educational activities.
Grades: K - 8
Points of View Reference Center
Full-text database that provides multiple viewpoints on a variety of contemporary issues. Each topic section features an overview along with point and counterpoint essays drawn from a variety of sources, plus supplementary information including primary source documents and guides to critical thinking.
Grades: 9 - 12