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

New Read-Aloud Strategies Transform Story Time

Early-grades reading instruction has long been a central point of emphasis—and concern—for educators and policymakers. That's in large part owing to a provocative body of research showing that students who don't read with proficiency by the end of 3rd grade are far more likely to experience poor academic outcomes, including leaving school without a diploma. This Education Week special report takes a wide-ranging look at new efforts to address the challenges of early-grades reading instruction. (May 11, 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

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:
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More states are requiring teacher-candidates to take—and pass—licensing tests in reading before they can move into the classroom.
April 17, 2012 - Education Week
A week with a Washington High honors student highlights the hopes and challenges of a national push to deepen adolescent literacy.
April 3, 2012 - Education Week
March 27, 2012 - Education Week
As increasing numbers of states move to end social promotion, some are also including interventions to help students learn to read.
March 27, 2012 - Education Week
Because of its emphasis in the common-core standards, millions of teachers are faced with increasing their use of nonfiction.
March 13, 2012 - Education Week
A new study finds that skilled readers do not rely on sounds when reading but rather retrieve words purely from a "visual dictionary."
February 29, 2012 - Teacher PD Sourcebook
A new digital book-sharing service gives students with disabilities access to books in alternative content formats.
February 29, 2012 - Teacher PD Sourcebook
The Literacy Collaborative's coaching-based program offers lessons on reading instruction and professional development design.
February 29, 2012 - Teacher PD Sourcebook
In an exclusive interview, the authors of The CAFE Book discuss their system for catering to students' individual reading needs.
February 29, 2012 - Teacher PD Sourcebook
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

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