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The Power of Story in the Classroom

Using stories in the classroom not only provides entertainment and connection, but has the power to help students absorb information in a lasting way, writes Trevor Muir. (July 19, 2017)

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

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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.

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The lowest-performing high school seniors are slipping in reading and math on the National Assessment of Education Progress. Why?
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
An introvert by nature, Megan McDonald, the author of the Judy Moody series, writes that books—and the library—have been her refuge.
April 29, 2016 – Education Week
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
The New Yorker staff writer's new book about 10th grade English classes is enjoyable but fails to offer the whole picture, says Ilana Garon.
April 26, 2016 – Teacher
Meaghan Hanrahan Dobson, an English teacher at an alternative high school, says schools do a disservice to struggling students by denying them opportunities for authentic reading experiences.
April 13, 2016 – Teacher
Students as young as 1st grade are learning Latin and Greek prefixes, suffixes, and bases as a way to build vocabulary skills.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
The common core's impact on student achievement in states may have peaked early and now appears to be tapering off, argues a new analysis of NAEP scores.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
Language arts teacher Timothy Dolan shares how taking the time to read to his students became a cornerstone of his teaching.
March 22, 2016 – Teacher
Writer David Denby talks about how he wrote his new book to understand how today's students consume the written word.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week

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