Digital reading may be making it difficult for readers to concentrate on and comprehend conventional books.
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April 18, 2014
April 14, 2014
Nothing could be clearer, given the mountains of evidence cited here and that can be accessed very easily, that a strong school library program staffed with certified librarians has a very positive effective on learning within underserved communities.
April 06, 2014
A basic question is emerging as our schools are urged to embrace the Common Core and the computer-based learning systems aligned to the standards. Are these digital devices becoming central to the classroom -- and coming to dominate the way we teach and learn?
April 04, 2014
Researchers at West Chester University found that elementary students showed lower comprehension levels when reading on iPads versus traditional print materials.
April 02, 2014
April brings National Poetry Month. Here are some resources and classroom activities to explore poetry with your students.
March 11, 2014
Two literacy experts discussed techniques for teaching literacy in the era of the Common Core State Standards, something that many teachers say they don't feel prepared to do.
March 08, 2014
In the Corporate Common Core's rush to create a snippet curriculum that separates reading comprehension from the acquisition of knowledge, book lovers are panicking all over the world.
February 25, 2014
A new issue of English Journal centers on teachers using fiction and nonfiction to work together across subject areas.
February 21, 2014
With so many other tools at their fingertips, how do we get our students to fall in love with words?
February 13, 2014
A new national survey finds that parents don't know how to make the most of the quality family time they have with their children.