In this Education Week video, a 4th grader describes an approach to essay writing used in many elementary classrooms across the country in which the image of a hamburger serves as a graphic organizer.
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February 22, 2017
February 14, 2017
A new book on the Reading Apprenticeship approach focuses on how schools and districts can implement and expand a reading program for secondary students.
February 09, 2017
More dystopian novels have appeared on bestseller charts.
January 20, 2017
New Mexico is focused on improving 3rd grade reading proficiency, but state and local education officials disagree about whether parents are being adequately informed and whether students are being inappropriately promoted.
January 12, 2017
Teachers thought early education was both important and "hot;" access to books, teacher preparation, and underresourced schools, they said, are important but not as trendy.
November 25, 2016
A lawsuit had claimed that policy decisions in Michigan have led to Detroit's schoolchildren being deprived of their right to literacy.
November 23, 2016
U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and the Library of Congress, will meet with 9th grade English teachers in Chicago Public Schools to revamp poetry instruction.
November 10, 2016
Two teachers in Mineola, N.Y., discuss the pros and cons of teaching Shakespeare with 21st century technology in a video produced as part of a special report on digital literacy.
October 20, 2016
The National Council of Teachers of English asks writers why they write to mark the 8th National Day on Writing.
October 14, 2016
In these audio clips, the author and retired professor discusses how background knowledge affects reading comprehension, why he thinks the common core's focus on reading complex texts is useless, and what education policymakers can learn from France.