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May 30, 2014

Can Critical Thinking Be Too Critical?

When students are too critical of the texts they read in school, they perpetuate a culture of cynicism, according to one university president.

May 28, 2014

'Reading Rainbow' Aims High With New Kickstarter Campaign

LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter project today aimed at bringing the app version of his show "Reading Rainbow" to the Web and low-income classrooms.

March 19, 2014

Authors Lament Dearth of Black Characters in Children's Fiction

Two prominent African-American children's book authors, and at least one language arts teacher, say the lack of black characters in recent children's literature has series implications for students' understanding of the world.

March 19, 2014

It's a Great Day: 'The Giver' Trailer Released

The acclaimed children's book is getting the Hollywood treatment.

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.

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