Elementary Instructional Resources

Indiana Department of Education Academic Standards

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)

The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills.

DIBELS are comprised of seven measures to function as indicators of phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, accuracy and fluency with connected text, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. DIBELS were designed for use in identifying children experiencing difficulty in acquisition of basic early literacy skills in order to provide support early and prevent the occurrence of later reading difficulties.

Indiana Online Reporting System (INORS)

The INORS system is the online portal for reporting classroom, district and state ISTEP+ results.

Intervention Central

Intervention Central provides teachers, schools and districts with free resources to help struggling learners and implement Response to Intervention.

The Lexile Framework For Reading

Common Core ELA standards cited Lexile measures as key indicators of text complexity and provide Lexile grade bands for reading development to ensure students are on track for college and career text demands.

What Works Clearinghouse

The goal of the WWC is to be a resource for informed education decision making. To reach this goal, the WWC identifies studies that provide credible and reliable evidence of the effectiveness of a given practice, program or policy (referred to as "interventions"), and disseminates summary information and reports on the WWC website. With over 700 publications available and more than 10,000 reviewed studies in the online searchable database, the WWC aims to inform researchers, educators and policymakers as they work toward improving education for students.

McRel International

A private, nonprofit, nonpartisan education research and development corporation, McRel International was founded to turn knowledge about what works in education into practical guidance for educators. Today, in their offices, you’ll find experienced researchers and education consultants working together to provide educators and leaders with research-based, practical guidance on the issues and challenges facing preK−16 education.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

ASCD is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. It provides expert solutions in professional development, capacity building and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach and lead.

International Reading Association

AIMS Education Foundation

AIMS is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping teachers give students a solid conceptual understanding of math and science.

LD Online

LD Online is the world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD. It seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets provides information for teachers and parents about how to teacher children to read and how to help struggling readers. Each month there are new articles that provide information and strategies to use at home and in the classroom.

American Institutes for Research

The AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance in the area of health, education and workforce productivity. AIR is a national leader in teaching and learning improvement, providing research, assessment, evaluation and technical assistance to ensure that all students - particularly those facing historical disadvantage - have access to a high-quality, effective education. The site has many publications available in the areas of data use, educator quality, mathematics and science, literacy and professional development, among others.


Find an incredible wealth of instructional resources for use in the classroom, in all areas of instruction.

Busy Teacher's Cafe

The Busy Teacher's Cafe is a large resource site designed to assist teachers in sifting through the myriad resources available to them on the internet.


If you have a subscription, this site has a wealth of animated, curricular content that engages students, supports teachers and bolsters achievement.

The Teacher Spot

The Teacher Spot provides resources in many academic areas, posters, gifts, software, articles and even materials for new teachers.

A To Z Teacher Stuff

A to Z is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials and eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes and more.

Reading A-Z

This site offers more than 2500 downloadable books (including English, Spanish and French versions) and thousands of teaching and learning materials. The site requires a paid subscription.

International Children's Digital Library

The ICDL works to support the world's children in becoming effective members of the global community by making the best in children's literature available online free of charge. They have built a digital library of outstanding children's books from around the world.

New Teacher Online Resource

The NTOR is aimed at making the first few years of teaching easier. You will find links to many sites beneficial to new teachers, though experienced teachers may find the resources helpful as well.

Carl's Corner

Hosted by a retired teacher, this site provides classroom teachers, reading and resource specialists, speech therapists, parents and students with an incredible list of language arts resources.

Tools for Reading, Writing and Thinking (From Greece Central School District)