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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 20, 2015

Using 'Quick Jots' to Write Across the Curriculum

Having students do one- to two-minute writing prompts throughout the day can help build writing fluency and confidence—and is also an easy way to differentiate instruction, a K-6 literacy coach told ILA conference attendees.

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.

July 17, 2015

Educators Await Reading Experts, Authors, and Shaq at Literacy Conference

Starting today, about 6,000 educators, researchers, librarians, and experts are gathering here for three days of literacy professional development.

July 17, 2015

So Do You Teach Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman or What?

Harper Lee's newly released novel, the sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird," complicates expectations but provides a goldmine of instructional opportunities for teachers.

July 09, 2015

A Summer Reading List

A reading list to enjoy by the lake, the beach, or wherever you happen to spend the dog days of summer.

July 09, 2015

Prior to Common-Core Tests, Some States Raised the Bar for 'Proficiency'

A new study shows that many states have upped their standards for what it means to be labeled proficient, a change that some attribute to the advent of the common-core standards.

July 06, 2015

Philadelphia District Announces $30M Commitment For Literacy Programs

The funds will go toward programs supporting "READ! by 4th," a citywide campaign to have all of the city's children reading at grade level by the time they enter the 4th grade.

June 30, 2015

Close Reading: A Conversation, Not an 'Interrogation'

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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