ReadThinkWrite.org was founded in 2002. It was developed by the Verizon Foundation in partnership with the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. ReadThinkWrite offers online resources and practice in the fields of reading, literacy, and language arts for both students and their teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade. All of the site's resources are available to students and educators completely free of charge.
One facet of ReadThinkWrite.org is focused on offering teaching resources and aids to educators of students in grades K-12. Lesson plans are available based on grade level and focus on things such as vocabulary, poetry, phonics, alphabet letter recognition, responding to literature, and writing, just to name a few. The lesson plans are written for teachers but also include worksheets, interactive activities, and web resources for students.
The other facet of ReadThinkWrite is focused on offering resources and practice to students. While many of these resources are based off of the lesson plans for educators, most of them also stand alone and could be used by students whose teachers do not use the lesson plans offered through the site. Student resources focus on things like alphabet letter recognition, poetry composition, evaluating source credibility, and essay organization, among others.
The materials available through ReadThinkWrite are all based on a curriculum that is organized around the IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts. This is a system of 12 standards that describe the literacy skills and abilities that students must have in order to succeed both inside and outside of the classroom. These standards focus on reading a wide variety of texts from different regions and time periods as a means of understanding, interpreting, and evaluating texts and on writing as a means of developing ideas and communicating effectively
For more about ReadWriteThink, visit them online at www.ReadThinkWrite.org