In this Q&A, the authors of a new book discuss what good close reading looks like in classrooms, and why teachers shouldn't be afraid of it.
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June 30, 2015
June 22, 2015
Students are expected to read more nonfiction under the common-core standards--but language arts teachers shouldn't be the only ones responsible for it.
June 17, 2015
Developmental psychologist Daniel Willingham says teachers should drop the reading reward systems and simply give students time in class for pleasure reading.
June 09, 2015
The former executive director of the National Council of Teachers of English died June 7 after a long illness.
May 28, 2015
Students who are far from reading on grade level should not be expected to meet the higher expectations of the Common Core State Standards in a year or two, said literacy expert David Liben.
May 14, 2015
The leap from decoding to fluent reading for many students is huge.
April 30, 2015
Today at a library in southeast Washington, President Barack Obama announced that major book publishers have committed to making 10,000 e-books, worth a total of about $250 million, freely available to students.
April 28, 2015
The Common Core State Standards require students to "read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding" by the end of kindergarten. How different is that from previous standards?
April 07, 2015
Just a heads-up to readers that Ed Week is offering a package of articles about math instruction, several of which focus on the Common Core State Standards for math, for free until April 15.
March 31, 2015
Students in 4th, 8th and 12th grade show an interesting mix of strength and weakness in their ability to choose the right meaning of vocabulary words in context.