Since reviving the Friday 5, my plan is to start with re-visiting basic content areas with a few links worth exploring. In the past few weeks, I've covered math and science; today's featured topic is literacy.
1. Voice of Literacy
Podcasts by researchers on the implications of their work in classrooms. I think this is a great way to bridge the gap between research and practice and the design of the site makes it very easy to listen and share podcasts. Wouldn't it be fun to have a similar site dedicated to discussing research in relation to educational technology?
2. K-2 Writing Interactives
Links to some high quality sites for helping kids with writing.
3. Leading to Read
Activities for early childhood from RIF.
4. Kids on the Net
5. Woodlands Literacy Zone
Another site from the UK that contains tons of links for every language arts skill imaginable.