Welcome to Literacy Lane, a balanced approach to literacy for grades K-5 based on the Four Block model developed by Drs. Patricia Cunningham and Dorothy Hall.


"Content Area Reading" by Susan Roberts presented at the TN Reading Association Annual State Conference 2009

Kristi Waltke's ScottForesman's Reading Street

Terry Sams' New Scott Foresman Presentations for 4th grade   Fourth Grade Study Guides  Spelling List

Spelling City Games

Comprehension Strategies

Dolch Sight Words

Literacy Coach Workshop Schedule

Balanced Literacy, An Overview, Susan Roberts

Spaghetti Book Club

Reading Rockets offers a wealth of strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn to read. These resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in working with struggling readers who require additional help in reading and comprehension skills development.  Check out the latest Podcasts, which can be downloaded!

Brain Gym Exercises

Graphic Organizers for all grades from EdHelper

The Four BlocksŪ Literacy Model

Pocket Chart Ideas for Pre-K, K, and Pre-First

Orchard and Dibels Correlation

What does our Balanced Literacy K-5 program look like? (Researched-based incorporating all 5 core areas of reading)


Everything You Wanted to Know About DIBELS and More...
Retelling Tales from Piedmont Grade 5

The Role of the Reading Coach

The Role of the Reading Specialist

Looking for an alternative to Round Robin Reading?

What to do with the others
while you work with a small flexible group? Try Tic Tac Toe, Three in a Row.

Online Story Books provides an alphabetical listing of a wealth of stories.
Online Stories and Resources for Kids provides interactive stories that are matched to grade and ability levels
All Kinds of Books! is a great site with a focus on unique ways to publish student writing. 
Get Ready to Read is a wonderful resource for Kindergarten and Pre-School teachers. 


 Comprehension Focus: Text Structure - Helping Your Students Understand the Textbook

Snap Shot Literacy Instruction Observation Kindergarten

Snap Shot Literacy Instruction Observation

Retelling Rubric

Camp Read Along

Useful Assessments for Teachers

The Writing Portfolio

Between the Lions
Spectrum Stories and Poems
Children's Storybooks Online
Elementary Library

Take a peek into a 4 Blocks Classroom

Chaney Phagan' s Purpose for Reading Chart

Love to Teach (Resources for Reading and Writing)

Online Readers

Summer Reading List

Marco Polo Lesson Plans

Helping Your K-3 Child at Home

Helping Your K-3 Child at Home Print Copy

Helpful 4 Blocks Tools

30 Books to download, print, and assemble!

Head on Over to The Parent's Corner

Guys Read   Literacy Begins at Home

Read the latest 4 Block article!

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