Use these resources to find research to support best practices in your classroom:
Featured Resources
Proquest: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/ - click on "Begin Your Research" (password required for off-campus use)PD360: http://www.pd360.com/ - username and password are requiredThe Educator's Reference Desk (formerly AskERIC): http://www.eduref.org/index.shtmlNC Wise Owl Professional Zone: http://www.ncwiseowl.org/zones/professional/index.htm (includes Gale Infotrac General Reference Center)

Other Recommended Resources

LearnNC - professional resources related to teaching in North Carolina
Balanced Literacy - an article from Instructor magazine by Dorothy Strickland explains the concept and highlights other aspects, including flexible grouping
National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) - includes a searchable database of resources, information on reading initiatives, and policy/legislation affecting literacy education
DPI Professional Development Courses & Resources - through NC DPI Distance Learning
Put Reading First - from the Partnership for Reading, the National Institute for Literacy, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the U.S. Department of Education