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.
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June 30, 2015
June 23, 2015
When it comes to purchasing and utilizing digital books, school and district leaders need to do their homework.
June 12, 2015
The ongoing debate about whether the kindergarten common-core standards are "developmentally appropriate" doesn't take a basic question into account: Are most 5- and 6-year-olds capable of learning to read?
June 09, 2015
The former executive director of the National Council of Teachers of English died June 7 after a long illness.
May 28, 2015
Students who are far from reading on grade level should not be expected to meet the higher expectations of the Common Core State Standards in a year or two, said literacy expert David Liben.
May 28, 2015
How can global education engage students in summer learning?
May 26, 2015
Guest writer, Ross Cooper discusses the need to make teachers Amazon literate for lifelong learning.
May 14, 2015
Summer reading loss was not only stopped, but turned around among low-income students in a two-year study of a program developed by Reading is Fundamental that gave away hundreds of thousands of books.
April 30, 2015
Today at a library in southeast Washington, President Barack Obama announced that major book publishers have committed to making 10,000 e-books, worth a total of about $250 million, freely available to students.
April 28, 2015
The Common Core State Standards require students to "read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding" by the end of kindergarten. How different is that from previous standards?