Spotlight on Literacy Instruction

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Literacy Instruction


The Education Week Spotlight on Literacy Instruction is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Challenges in finding time for independent reading
  • Using social media to connect students to authors
  • How to transform school culture through summer reading
  • Teaching revision in the writing process

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Educators are turning to Twitter, Skype, and other technology tools to bring real, live writers into their classrooms.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week

How can teachers successfully mandate summer reading? Start with high expectations for all students, urban educator Leticia Skae says.
May 3, 2017 – Teacher

In an era of high-stakes testing and timed assessments, teachers shouldn't overlook the importance of teaching revision in the writing process, writes Sarah M. Hess.
January 23, 2017 – Teacher


Encouraging kindergartners' attempts to spell unknown words on their own can help them become better readers, according to a recent study.
May 5, 2017 - Curriculum Matters

Nearly all teachers and principals believe students should have time for independent reading at school, yet only about a third of teachers set aside time each day for this, according to a recent survey.
April 26, 2017 - Curriculum Matters

Struggling readers in particular have made steep gains on basic reading skills, according to a 12-year study.
April 19, 2017 - Curriculum Matters

At High Tech Elementary Chula Vista, teachers used the "five whys" to identify students' challenges with reading and identify possible solutions.
May 5, 2017 - Learning Deeply

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