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Welcome to the Literacy Resources wiki

This is Stevie Kline, IU1 PIIC Mentor. I am creating and organizing this wiki for my PLN 1 (Pennsylvania Literacy Network) course project. My hope is that its resources will be used by instructional coaches and teachers as they strive to improve their professional practice.

This wiki was a part of Stevie Kline’s PLN course work. (The links on these pages are provided as a courtesy of Stevie Kline Intermediate Unit 1. Stevie nor IU1 makes no endorsement, express or implied, of any links to or from these sites, nor are they responsible for the content or activities of any linked sites.)

PLN (Link to website)

The Penn Literacy Network (PLN) is a comprehensive professional development/curricular enhancement/school reform program based in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. PLN has provided on-site and regionally-based credit-bearing or non-credit bearing seminars, workshops, coaching programs and leadership trainings to more than 31,000 PreK-12 educators across the United States and internationally in the areas of reading, writing, special needs, ELL, mathematics, science, and technology since 1981.

PLN Goals:

  • To offer school communities a democratic co-constructionist framework for improving teaching/learning/assessment at every grade level across the curriculum.
  • To engage educators in critical reading of challenging texts, in critical writing and in critical conversations with their peers for their own development and to serve as a model for their teaching.
  • To guide educators in conducting classroom tryouts and in sharing their experiences with their colleagues.
  • To work with schools in a long-term process of collaborative construction of research-based curriculum.

Mr. Joseph Ginotti


Penn Literacy Network

Graduate School of Education

University of Pennsylvania

3700 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6216


Some Adolescent Literacy Research suggestions:
Reading Next and Writing Next reports sponsored by the Carnegie Commission of New York (and available online) provide a remarkable reporting and analysis of the primary research.
Brain Research and Education: Neuroscience Research Has Impact for
Educational Policy
An Education Commission of the States Report, 2004
Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning
From The Nat’l Center for Ed. Research and The Institute of Education Sciences
September, 2007
How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School
From The National Research Council, 2005
Adolescent Literacy Resources: Linking Research and Practice
by Julie Meltzer with Nancy Cook Smith and Holly Clark
from The LAB at Brown University
The Voice of Evidence in Learning Research: Improving Adolescent Literacy
J.T. Guthrie and N.M. Humenick from National Ctr. For Educational Evaluation, 2004
Academic Literacy Research: Instruction for Adolescents
J.K. Torgesen, S. Wexler, et.al. from RMC Research Ctr. on Instruction, 2007
What the Research Has to Say
P.D. Pearson, A.J. Dole, et.al. from International Reading Association

The Four Lenses of Learning (Curriculum)
Meaning Centered