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

Hobson Selfridge, 15, reads an assignment during an English class at Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin, N.J.
—Jessica Kourkounis for Education Week

Digital Reading Poses Learning Challenges for Students

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)

Spotlight on Reading Instruction

This Spotlight focuses on research on what works in teaching reading and successful tools and tactics already at work in classrooms.

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

Reading is considered a bedrock skill in the overall process of learning.

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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

11/21 11:35 am | The Summer After High School Graduation and College Success (Part II) | Benjamin L. Castleman of the University of Virginia and Lindsay C. Page of the University of Pittsburgh, authors of Summer Melt: Supporting Low-Income Students Through the ...

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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May 6, 2014 - Education Week
The only motivation most students get from rewards is the motivation to get more rewards, writes teacher Steve Gardiner.
April 25, 2014 - Education Week
Specialized texts serve older students reading many levels below their peers, but some ask how they align with requirements of the common core.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
Teacher and writer Lydie Raschka says publishers and schools may be sending kids the wrong message about poetry.
April 22, 2014 - Teacher
Students' inability to navigate books with ease is a painful example of the book's declining role in society, writes Christopher L. Doyle.
March 31, 2014 - Education Week
Educator and author Donalyn Miller offers teachers some techniques to create not only avid readers, but lifelong readers.
March 26, 2014 - Education Week
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley tells lawmakers that she intends to direct more resources to the state's neediest students and push to improve public school technology.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
Early results suggest the new state policy, which targets the 100 lowest-performing elementary schools in the Sunshine State, may be paying off.
January 22, 2014 - Education Week
When students crack open a book of questionable literary merit in their free time, teachers and parents should see it as a valuable exercise, not a waste of time, write Jeffrey D. Wilhelm and Michael W. Smith.
January 22, 2014 - Education Week
Among the 21 cities in the latest Trial Urban District Assessment, only a handful made significant gains in reading and math from 2011 to 2013.
December 18, 2013 | Updated: January 9, 2014 - Education Week

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