At the International Literacy Association conference here, renowned reading expert Timothy Rasinski shared some of his favorite ways for developing students' foundational reading skillsmany of which involve word play.
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July 18, 2015
July 17, 2015
Starting today, about 6,000 educators, researchers, librarians, and experts are gathering here for three days of literacy professional development.
July 09, 2015
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.
June 30, 2015
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.
June 22, 2015
Students are expected to read more nonfiction under the common-core standards--but language arts teachers shouldn't be the only ones responsible for it.
June 17, 2015
Developmental psychologist Daniel Willingham says teachers should drop the reading reward systems and simply give students time in class for pleasure reading.
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 14, 2015
The leap from decoding to fluent reading for many students is huge.
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.