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Are You Committing Readicide?

The continuous emphasis on test preparation instead of a focus on the development of lifelong readers has diminished emphasis on students’ recreational reading habits, says high school English teacher Nancy Barile. (October 21, 2015)

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The continuous emphasis on test preparation instead of a focus on the development of lifelong readers has diminished emphasis on students’ recreational reading habits, says high school English teacher Nancy Barile.
October 14, 2015 - Teacher
Teachers should embrace the idea of students choosing their own books, even if they are too hard, Barbara C. Wheatley says.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Two early learning experts outline how they want to see devices, apps, and software treated as tools to foster better reading interactions between children and adults.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
A number of new PD initiatives aim to help teachers elicit more complex responses and interpretations from students.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
Once a journalist covering English-language learners, Mary-Ann Zehr realized she had a lot to learn once she stepped into the classroom.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
Newspapers hold great promise as instructional tools for enriching English/language arts instruction, writes Joanne Yatvin.
August 14, 2015 - Education Week
August 4, 2015 - Education Week
Subtitles for video and radio present a valuable tool for burnishing students' reading skills, writes Monica Brady-Myerov.
July 21, 2015 - Education Week
English teacher Ryan Tahmaseb managed to get his favorite author on the class reading list and he and his students both learned a lesson about the power of an authentic narrative voice.
June 8, 2015 - Teacher (Web)
New papers rehash debates around whether the common-core reading standards represent—or discourage—"developmentally appropriate" teaching practice for young children.
June 5, 2015 - Education Week

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