Welcome to CASRC’s Reading/Language Arts (RLA) Web Section! This Web section provides background knowledge, professional development, simple tools, and user-friendly resources to support educators in developing students’ literacy skills in after school programs. Here you will find simple explanations and reference documents to help staff quickly understand best practices, standards, and key concepts in literacy instruction—from an overview of language development to a glossary of key terms and standards written in simple language. An array of user-friendly ideas to create a focus on literacy is included. In addition, you may access CASRC library resources and online trainings.
Which key RLA terms should every educator know?
View a glossary of key literacy terms explained in simple language.
What are the RLA standards, and why do they matter?
How do the RLA standards relate to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)?
|Access simple ways to boost academic achievement through the standards.|
What are some essential reading/language art tips, strategies, and tools?
|Obtain lists of commonly misused words, commonly used words (sight words), comprehension strategies, multicultural literature resources, foreign phrases, and vocabulary strategies.|
|Focus on Literacy
How can after school programs create a focus on literacy?
|Obtain ideas and resources for collaborating with the instructional day staff, families, and the community to promote literacy.|
How does language develop?
|Assist students in building lilteracy skills by understanding how language develops.|
|A Word on Language
Why is language so important, and how do after school programs support literacy among students?
|Understand why it is critical to support students’ language skills.|
|Sample RLA Resources
Which resources can help to develop students’ reading/language arts skills in after school settings?
|Borrow reviewed reading/language arts resources from the CASRC library with free delivery in California.|