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The latest news about reading, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

The first folio of the heroic epic poem Beowulf, from a manuscript currently in the British Library.
—Wikimedia Commons

Open Access: Helping Students Understand Literary Texts Through Performance

High school English teacher Jesse Breite says performance and play can deepen students' experience of a literary work. (September 23, 2014)

Spotlight on Reading Instruction

Spotlight on Middle and High School Literacy

Many educators are learning that it's not just young children who need help with literacy skills.

Spotlight on Creating Readers

Issue Backgrounder

The Book Whisperer Blog

09/30 09:02 am | The Next Chapter | Donalyn Miller says goodbye to The Book Whisperer blog and invites you to continue thinking and learning about reading instruction.

BookMarks Blog

11/25 12:50 pm | Girls' Education at the Forefront of New Book | Women's empowerment and equality take center stage in May Rihani's new book Cultures Without Borders

On-Demand Webinar

Reading Interventions: When Core Instruction Isn't Enough
Two instructional intervention experts provided research-based guidance for planning and implementing reading interventions to meet the varying needs of students.

PD Webinar

Developing Young Readers With CAFE Book Authors Gail Boushey and Joan Moser
In this webinar, the authors provided a brief overview of the CAFE system, and discussed a systemized approach to reading instruction.

Special Collection

Getting Creative About Literacy
This issue of the Teacher PD Sourcebook aims to highlight instructional efforts that bring reading and writing to life for today's students.

PD Direcotry

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
English / Reading
Writing

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New research suggests that the Tools of the Mind program produces bigger effects for kindergartners than it does for younger children.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
Regie Routman argues that good assessment results can be fleeting, but good leadership never is.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
University of Connecticut researcher Donald J. Leu talks about his recent findings showing that lower family income is linked to weaker online-reading skills for middle school students.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
When students approach reading as only an exercise in seeking out evidence, as the common core recommends, they risk missing out on the value of reading for intrinsic literary value, writes Mia Hood.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
High school English teacher Jesse Breite says performance and play can deepen students' experience of a literary work.
September 23, 2014 - Teacher
Teacher Sarah Goodis-Orenstein found that getting students to learn by performing Shakespeare can be done in a rigorous way.
August 13, 2014 - Teacher
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Performance on the national exams has stagnated since 2009, including among racial and ethnic groups, prompting renewed concerns about the persistence of achievement gaps.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Some academics, educators, and technology vendors are pushing to minimize the distracting bells and whistles that abound in high-tech instructional materials.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week

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