These are tools the Libens have had a hand in developing. They are all freely available for your use.
Looking for resources to teach EL Education? Detroit Public Schools partnered up with educators from across the country (led by Meredith Liben) to create guides teaching the essential components of EL Education. Download to use in your classroom!
This is everything needed to tackle reading fluency: 40 passages to practice, diagnostics, and information about the importance of fluency and research-backed ways to achieve fluency for every student.
The AWF allows a user to select a target grade and upload a passage for analysis. The AWF identifies Tier 2 words that a student in that grade is not likely to have seen. The tool provides student-friendly definitions for each meaning of those words and links to activities.
Built for K-2 students, RAP lessons are rich, interactive lessons built around high quality books. Many of the RAPs have accompanying text sets to build knowledge on the topics from the books (see Text Sets below).
A set of coaching tools designed to provide a 360 degree view of a classroom. They are designed for coaching teachers or to be used cooperatively in PLCs. Four demonstration IPTs have been built around classroom videos for guided learning.
All kinds of useful tools to help learn about and develop excellent text-dependent questions.
Tools developed to support measurement and evaluation of text complexity for the Common Core State Standards.
Grouped passages and interactive on-line resources each focused on a specific topic.