A middle school teacher describes an internal struggle that many English/language arts instructors will find relatable: Should she devote class time to free-choice silent reading, unattached to other classroom work?
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September 28, 2015
September 02, 2015
A new report looks at whether individual classroom assignments meet the common-core criteria for literacy and finds that alignment, for the most part, is lacking.
August 25, 2015
The latest results suggest that this year's graduating class may not be much more prepared than last year's class for college or a career.
August 20, 2015
The International Literacy Association finds that state standards and course requirements on literacy instruction vary considerably.
July 29, 2015
In a new Education Week commentary piece, public radio reporter Monica Brady-Myerov argues that reading same-language subtitles can boost students' literacy.
July 19, 2015
The project, now five years old, gets students, classrooms, and authors connecting through technology while reading the same books.
July 18, 2015
At the International Literacy Association conference here, renowned reading expert Timothy Rasinski shared some of his favorite ways for developing students' foundational reading skillsmany of which involve word play.
July 17, 2015
Starting today, about 6,000 educators, researchers, librarians, and experts are gathering here for three days of literacy professional development.
July 09, 2015
A new study shows that many states have upped their standards for what it means to be labeled proficient, a change that some attribute to the advent of the common-core standards.
June 30, 2015
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.