Mixing up lay and lie was the top usage error of 2017, according to a recent report by NoRedInk, a website that aims to help students bone up on grammar and writing skills.
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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.
May 05, 2017
Encouraging kindergartners' attempts to spell unknown words on their own can help them become better readers, according to a recent study.
February 22, 2017
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.
October 10, 2016
In a recent interview, one of the lead writers of the reading standards explained that the decision was about prioritiesand that learning to use technology took precedence. But what does the research say?
July 19, 2016
A scenario familiar to many classroom teachers is playing out on a much bigger scale at the Republican National Convention.
June 24, 2016
A recent survey finds that teachers say the common-core standards have led them to focus more on teaching writing than they have in the past, and yet they haven't gotten the proper training to do so.
June 17, 2016
Starting in 2017, students in Louisiana schools will learn cursive writing in 3rd gradeand they'll keep getting instruction on it through graduation.
May 24, 2016
A survey of how 4th and 5th grade students read online finds that girls significantly outperform boys with digital skills such as searching for and communicating information.
March 15, 2016
Cast members of the Broadway hit musical Hamilton visited the White House to meet with local students and tout a new educational program.