The latest news about reading, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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The Value of Literature in the Classroom

As more and more education discussions focus on STEM, English teacher Jess Burnquist reflects on the continued importance of literature and creativity in schools. (March 18, 2015)

Spotlight on Reading Instruction

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

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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.

BookMarks Blog

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.

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:
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In a unique teacher-research project, four educators in Columbia, Mo., are attempting to explore the effectiveness of integrating literacy strategies into mathematics instruction.
February 29, 2012 - Teacher PD Sourcebook
A language arts teacher uses a "whole novel" approach to give her students authentic literary experiences.
February 29, 2012 - Teacher PD Sourcebook
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)

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