Spotlight on Reading Instruction

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Reading Instruction


The Education Week Spotlight on Reading Instruction is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors on:

  • Customizing classroom book selections
  • Sparking excitement in young readers
  • Helping students read complex texts independently
  • Teaching Shakespeare in the digital age

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Most experts agree that even the very youngest students should be learning with a mix of print and digital texts.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week

Can iPads, social media apps, and digital reading platforms help teenagers better engage with a 500-year-old literary classic?
November 9, 2016 – Education Week

While it deals primarily in print books, a new app presents yet another angle on how digital technology is changing literacy instruction in schools.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week

Teachers should help students experience the joy of simply reading a great book. Justin Minkel shares guided reading strategies that help engage young readers by sparking their excitement.
January 31, 2017 – Teacher


How are children reading in a digital era? A survey by Scholastic asked more than 2,000 parents and children about their reading habits in 2016.
February 14, 2017 - BookMarks

Where We Go From Here in Reading
There are far too many students in the United States who can't read proficiently. And, the reading achievement gap has persisted for decades. It's time to re-examine how we in the education community assess and personalize reading. The convergence of new developments in reading research and technological advances illuminate a pathway forward to improve student literacy, and subsequently, academic outcomes.
November 2, 2016 - Emerging Trends in K-12

How exactly do we help students to be able to read complex texts on their own? Do we give them texts that are well above their reading levels and apply as much scaffolding as we need to get students through it? Or do we meet readers where they are with more accessible text selections first and build their independent reading skills?
October 18, 2016 - Teaching for the Whole Story

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