Reading

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.

Issue Backgrounder

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The Book Whisperer Blog

09/30 09:28 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

09/08 04:01 pm | Global Education Prominent at the National Book Festival | BookMarks listens to The Smartest Kids in the World author Amanda Ripley speak at the National Book Festival.

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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March 25, 2013 - Education Week
A teacher who has been in and out of the classroom for the last three years offers some pointers that have helped get her reading lessons back on track.
March 13, 2013 - Teacher
The common standards have opened a new world to English/language arts students, writes teacher Lyn Cannaday.
February 26, 2013 - Education Week
Several of the nation's largest states showed gains in math and reading over roughly two decades, a new study says, though there's room to improve.
February 21, 2013 - Education Week
The number of games, apps, and software to help students learn to read and increase their literacy skills is growing fast, and the tools themselves are becoming more interactive and animated.
February 7, 2013 - Digital Directions
Teachers' understanding varies over how to balance fiction and nonfiction to meet the English/language arts standards.
January 29, 2013 - Education Week
Writing teachers are uniquely poised to facilitate life-altering experiences for students by encouraging them to write their stories, says teacher Greg Graham.
January 29, 2013 - Teacher
The popularity of e-books, however, is growing, according to a Scholastic survey of 6- to 17-year-olds.
January 22, 2013 - Education Week
Experts are piloting lessons intended to show educators what common-core instruction might look like with students learning English.
January 15, 2013 - Education Week
Summer learning prevents students from losing much of what they've learned during the year, writes Gary Huggins.
January 15, 2013 - Education Week

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