When it comes to literacy, everyone has a stake in how well our students read and use language, and some citizens are trying to collectively figure out how they can improve literacy in their communities.
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October 18, 2013
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In this interview, Dr. Richard Allington gives some advice on how teachers can better provide literacy instruction and he talks about what needs to change about schools.
May 22, 2013
In these days of high stakes testing and increased accountability, teachers are at risk of trying to assess every part of a child's day.
January 18, 2013
Readers' theatres are great ways to offer students a literacy enriched environment but school-wide readers' theatres can help improve the school culture.
January 15, 2013
Computer-based literacy programs may not as successful as schools think they are.
December 29, 2012
The writing process should be fun and exciting and Peter uses the book Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg to show how.
September 07, 2012
"Daily 5 takes the students from where they are in relation to their ability to be independent, and teaches them to become intrinsically motivated as they build stamina." Gail Boushey Sharing best practices is one of the most important components of any inservice or professional development sessio...
May 29, 2012
In a day and age when kids instantly have every need met for them, I often worry that schools are not the only places losing creativity. Hopefully, children find a balance between the interactive games they play inside and the games they create outside because we all need to know how to use our ima...
March 05, 2012
In the recent issue of Educational Leadership (March 2012), Richard Allington and Rachael Gabriel wrote an article called Every Child, Every Day. They laid out six simple steps that all educators can do to get students reading. These action steps take very few resources but they do take the effort ...
October 11, 2011
"Children are born creative. I think that the emphasis on tests and judging creative expression damages that inherent creativity very early on." Laurie Halse Anderson Educators are the Jack of All Trades when it comes to teaching. Most educators can teach any subject area given the proper amount o...