Students need explicit instruction in how to use appositives, dependent clauses, and conjunctions, among other grammatical devices, says the author of a new book on teaching writing.
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May 24, 2017
The cognitive psychologist's new book "is meant to leave the teacher with a useful cartoon model of what's happening in the mind when a skilled reader reads."
May 12, 2017
Welcome to the National Poetry Out Loud Competition, where 53 high school students recited poems—classical, modern, long, and short—and competed for $20,000 in prize money.
April 25, 2017
A researcher argues there's a fundamental mismatch between how the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards think about arguments, and that that mismatch has real negative consequences for teachers and students.
April 19, 2017
Struggling readers in particular have made steep gains on basic reading skills, according to a 12-year study.
April 18, 2017
This is EdReport.org's first review of reading materials for students in grades K-2, including one open educational resource.
March 27, 2017
About one in three teachers nationally are using the free online materials, but which teachers are these and how are they using them?
March 23, 2017
A new effort from the folks at EdReports.org seeks to help California districts whittle down their curriculum choices.
March 16, 2017
A recent blog post revives the debate over whether teachers should assign all students in a class to read the same book.
March 10, 2017
A recent Wall Street Journal piece about school librarians and children's literature received backlash online for featuring only white males in their 30s.