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The first folio of the heroic epic poem Beowulf, from a manuscript currently in the British Library.
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Open Access: Helping Students Understand Literary Texts Through Performance

High school English teacher Jesse Breite says performance and play can deepen students' experience of a literary work. (September 23, 2014)

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Spotlight on Middle and High School Literacy

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

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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.

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11/25 12:50 pm | Girls' Education at the Forefront of New Book | Women's empowerment and equality take center stage in May Rihani's new book Cultures Without Borders

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Several online tools have gained recognition from language arts for helping them engage students in reading and writing.
February 29, 2012 - Teacher PD Sourcebook
Imagine walking into a public library filled with PlayStations, Wii game consoles, and electric keyboards pumped up to maximum volume.
February 8, 2012 - Digital Directions
Brought together by the Aspen Institute, chief academic officers were introduced to strategies to teach reading from new perspectives.
January 31, 2012 - Education Week
Congress revives the Striving Readers program, but scraps funding for history, foreign language, civics, and economics education.
January 6, 2012 - Education Week
While half of the urban districts included in the special test were able to boost their students' scores in math, reading achievement largely flatlined among the group.
December 7, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
December 6, 2011 - Education Week
December 5, 2011 - Education Week
Getting voice-recognition software into schools could help many children learn to read, Marilyn Jager Adams writes.
November 29, 2011 - Education Week (Web)
A Georgia school librarian adjusts her role by enhancing lessons and projects for students with the use of digital technology.
November 29, 2011 - Education Week (Web)
In an effort to stay relevant to teens, public libraries across the country are going mainstream, complete with Wii game consoles and electric keyboards pumped up to the maximum volume.
November 29, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week

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