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Literacy  - Literacy Backpacks/Storysacks

A Pocket for Corduroy - http://users.wfu.edu/offuba3/storysack.htm Ready to go

AISI Project: Literacy Backpacks - http://www.education.gov.ab.ca/k_12/special/aisi/ClearingHouse/report_cycle2/ProjSynopsisYr2.asp?id=10705 Results from using literacy backpacks

Buddy Bags - http://www.pre-kpages.com/buddy_bags.html Another term; ideas & photos

Developing a Storysack Research Project - http://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2/content_storage_01/0000000b/80/0d/90/4e.pdf An ERIC research article

Discovery Packs - http://www.kinderpond.com/discoverypacks.html Another term, great ideas

Dog Gone It - http://www.buddyproject.org/backpack/info.asp?id=27 A literacy center with activities, book suggestions, plus web sites

Education and Learning: Storysacks - http://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council--services/education--lifelong-learning/about-us/lea-services/multicultural-education/multicultural-centre/story-sacks Antiracism books

Family Literacy Backpacks - http://www.buddyproject.org/backpack/default.asp This is the main page giving some background ideas, but click on the “Examples” link, and you will see so many topics ready to build into backpacks!!!

Carol's Favorite - 2007

First Grade Home School Literacy Connections - http://www.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/table1.html A 99 page pdf file is available to download

Free Worksheets - http://www.beginningreading.com/Free%20Workshe.htm Some of these would be perfect to set up in a literacy backpack

Homework Bags - http://www.jmeacham.com/homework_bags.htm Extending the literacy bags

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - http://kidscrafts.suite101.com/blog.cfm/make_a_if_you_give_a_mouse_a_cookie_literacy_bag Literacy bag

It’s in the Bag - http://www.teachingk-8.com/archives/articles/its_in_the_bag_by_maribelle_h_betterton_and_lynne_c_ensworth.html Getting Started with Literacy Bags

Literacy Backpack Activity - http://www.unr.edu/cll/ci602/ci602projectspdfandword/Literacy%20Backpack.pdf A sample of planning and implementation for a literacy backpack

Literacy Bags - http://loneoak.mccracken.k12.ky.us/les/Teachers/dcook/takehomebags.htm Long list of ideas

Literacy Homework Bags - http://www.tttools.com/Literacy-Homework-Bags_c_311.html Excellent ideas and extensions

Making a Storysack - http://www.nwt.literacy.ca/famlit/storysac/makstory/making.htm Short list of what to do

Monday Backpacks - http://warhawks.k12.mo.us/elem/klenkew/Teacher's%20Korner%20Monday%20Backpacks.html 11 stories and ideas

NWT Literacy Council - http://www.nwt.literacy.ca/famlit/storysac/whatppt.htm Powerpoint to describe Storysacks

Rimes and Rhymes - http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/wil/rimes_and_rhymes.htm#Week1 There are great ideas here to start a backpack

Skippy JonJones Storysack - http://www.wfu.edu/~holmem3/storysack.htm Ready to go

Storysacks - http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/socialinclusion/earlyyears/storysackspractice.html Another term, good ideas

Storysacks Canada - http://www.storysacks.nald.ca/english/what.htm Concrete ideas for you

Suite 101: Articles Relating to Literacy Bags - http://www.suite101.com/reference/literacy_bags Specific story ideas

Very Hungry Caterpillar Storysack - http://users.wfu.edu/zinkal3/storysack.htm Ready to go

Vowel Take Home Cards - http://www.createdbyteachers.com/vowelhomecardsmain.html Printables

Webbing into Literacy: A Head Start Program - http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/wil/home.html#Alphabet You will need to pick through the activities here for some ideas

Wisconsin Backpacks - http://www.uwsp.edu/news/pr/kyLiteracypacks.htm A brief summary of their backpack projects with lists of literacy games included in the backpacks

List Serve Mailing - February 3, 2007