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August 20, 2015

Q: What Are Preservice Teachers Learning About Literacy?

The International Literacy Association finds that state standards and course requirements on literacy instruction vary considerably.

August 07, 2015

How Long Does It Take ELLs to Develop English Proficiency?

It's a question on the mind of many educators. Most researchers agree that proficiency is linked to academic success in other content areas.

August 05, 2015

Storytelling Skills in Black Children Tied to Early Literacy, Study Says

The ability to tell vivid, complex stories was linked to kindergarten literacy skills for black children, but not for children in other racial and ethnic groups, recent research found.

August 05, 2015

How to Build Analytical Skills in English-Learners by Using Art (Video)

High school teacher Lindsay Young uses art to teach her class of English-learners how to analyze content, rather than have them try to learn how to read and analyze text at the same time.

July 29, 2015

Closed Captioning: An 'Undervalued' Method for Reading Improvement?

In a new Education Week commentary piece, public radio reporter Monica Brady-Myerov argues that reading same-language subtitles can boost students' literacy.

July 29, 2015

Texas Governor Keeps His Early Ed. Promises

Gov. Greg Abbott made improving early childhood support in his state a key element of his campaign, and he has kept many of those promises.

July 27, 2015

Learning From and With Vietnam's Schools

As Vietnam sets out to build on its initial successes and prepare for a modern economy, there has never been a more fascinating time to be learning from, and with, its education system.

July 21, 2015

Focus on the Standards Without the Words 'Common Core'

At a literacy conference where the majority of sessions were focused on practical application in the classroom, the term "common core" was sometimes circumvented, or explicitly avoided.

July 19, 2015

270,000 Students to Connect Over Books With Global Read-Aloud Project

The project, now five years old, gets students, classrooms, and authors connecting through technology while reading the same books.

July 18, 2015

Improving Reading by Playing With Words: Four Classroom Activities

At the International Literacy Association conference here, renowned reading expert Timothy Rasinski shared some of his favorite ways for developing students' foundational reading skills—many of which involve word play.

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