Welcome to the Teacher Tools for Children's Literature & Media

Professional development

Professional Resources for literature and literacy - articles, essays, models

Supporting Resources

Facilitating learning in literature

Teacher Reflection Ideas -

Curriculum development and planning

Introductory information - what's literature, beliefs, model...



Activities or tasks for students to participate in to facilitate their literacy. Using information about genre and story elements is critical for this to be achieved.

Pre Reading Activities - may be continued during and post

While Reading Activities

Post Reading Activities

Book related activities with instructional plans

Media Literacy

Multimedia as communicative events related to - Multiple forms of literacy: Teaching literacy and the arts. Piazza, Carolyn L. (1999).

Advocacy for Freedom of Information





  • 52% believed a video - that claimed to show ballot stuffing in 2016 Democratic primaries, was strong evidence of voter fraud in the U.S. It was actually shot in Russia.
  • 66% of students couldn't tell the difference between news stories and ads labeled sponsered events on a news site's homepage.
  • 96% of students did not consider why ties between a climate change website and the fossil fuel industry might lessen the websites credibility.

Source: Stanford University 2019 evaluation of 3,446 high school students in urban & suburban schools in 14 states.



Everyone is a source,
What is credible?