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February 28, 2014

Designing Infographics for Common-Core Instruction

Easel.ly, a website for designing graphics, demonstrates in a blog series how educators can use infographics in aligning reading and literature instruction to the Common Core State Standards.

February 19, 2014

Teacher: To Enjoy Reading, Students Need More Time

Jennifer Rand, a high school teacher in State College, Pa., has come to the realization that a big reason why students today don't seem to share her own love of reading is that they are too simply too busy.

January 13, 2014

Study: Novel Reading Generates Sustained Boost in Neural Connectivity

A new study out of Emory University offers evidence that reading novels is more than just high-level entertainment. It also appears to be good for your brain.

January 07, 2014

IRA Campaign Aims to Net 4 Million Student-Reading Minutes

The International Reading Association announced this week that is again teaming up with the American Basketball Association to encourage students to increase the time they spend reading. The program, called Fast Break for Reading, provides participating students a ticket to an ABA game of their choice, as well as a certificate and eligibility for a grand prize.

December 04, 2013

In a Digital Age, Print Books Find Favor With Young People

A new survey out of the United Kingdom finds that, despite their apparent absorbtion in digital devices, young people still seem to like their books in printed form. Meanwhile, The New York Times examines the curious "staying power" of the book.

November 07, 2013

Teacher: Struggling Readers Need More Stories

Ariel Sacks, an 8th grade language arts teacher in New York City, argues that the best way to help students who can decode text but struggle with comprehension is not to focus on particular tricks or strategies but to give them time with good stories.

September 03, 2013

'Bluest Eye' Becomes Common-Core Flash Point

Toni Morrison's oft-taught novel about young black girl's struggles with self-worth and identify in 1940s Ohio has become a flash point for opponents of the common standards because of its occasionally graphic content.

August 28, 2013

Close Reading and the 'I Have a Dream' Speech

A presentation expert uses a visual-display tool to analyze the shape and rhetorical patterns in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

June 07, 2013

Can a Font Help 'Cure' Dyslexia?

A Dutch designer has created a font he says will help people with dyslexia improve their reading.

May 15, 2013

PD Program Targets Cross-Curricular Reading and Confidence

At an event in downtown Washington yesterday, panelists discussed a professional development program that brings reading and social/emotional learning together and according to several studies is having positive effects in both areas.

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