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

09/25 10:43 am | Author Helen Thorpe Discusses Education in Military Life | BookMarks interviews author Helen Thorpe on college preparedness and K-12 education for military families experiencing deployment in her new book Soldier Girls.

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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Upon transferring to a school in Mexico that has insufficient records of students’ literacy levels, a teacher comes to see the value in assessments.
June 18, 2013 - Teacher
When Dowan McNair-Lee took an education class at college, she knew that was where she belonged.
May 21, 2013 - Education Week
May 21, 2013 - Education Week
May 13, 2013 - Education Week
A high school English teacher aims to counter his coworker's fears that the common-core literacy standards' focus on nonfiction will hinder students' creativity.
April 3, 2013 - Teacher
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

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