Free Reading.net is a wiki full of great resources for early literacy teachers. Free Reading.net is full of lesson plans incorporating children’s literature. Free Reading also includes many activities incorporating basic phonics and letter recognition. The video section of Free Reading.net contains videos of teachers and students carrying out the activities found on the website.
Applications for Educators
The best aspect of Free Reading is that it is an open community resource. Any teacher can sign up and contribute to the resource. If you have a lesson plan that works well you can share it. If you borrowed a lesson plan from Free Reading and modified to fit your needs, contribute your ideas. For teachers that are just getting started in the profession, the videos of lesson plans in action is a valuable learning resource.
Embedded below is one of the videos from Free Reading.