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.
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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
A Dutch designer has created a font he says will help people with dyslexia improve their reading.
May 15, 2013
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.
April 10, 2013
A new technology program allows instructors to track their students' reading progress in digital textbooks.
April 05, 2013
In honor of National Poetry Month (and Friday .... whew, it's Friday!), we felt compelled to pass along a poem that a teacher sent to us.
April 01, 2013
April Fools' Day kicks of National Humor Month, giving teachers the opportunity to incorporate jokes and laughter in their lesson plans this month.
December 28, 2012
Educators dissect the language in the Common Core State Standards requiring teachers to assign more nonfiction texts.
November 19, 2012
From the Associated Press: "A teacher in the southern Idaho town of Declo is being criticized after she had her fourth-grade students use permanent markers to draw on the faces of children who failed to meet reading goals."
August 15, 2012
English teachers take note: Grammaryes, grammarhas been making headlines this summer.