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Are You Committing Readicide?

The continuous emphasis on test preparation instead of a focus on the development of lifelong readers has diminished emphasis on students’ recreational reading habits, says high school English teacher Nancy Barile. (October 21, 2015)

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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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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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04/29 01:09 am | Amid Changes, School Librarians Keep Student Learning Central | In recognition of School Library Month, BookMarks spoke to three school libraries to hear how they fare in today's digital world.

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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
Teachers' understanding varies over how to balance fiction and nonfiction to meet the English/language arts standards.
January 29, 2013 - Education Week
Writing teachers are uniquely poised to facilitate life-altering experiences for students by encouraging them to write their stories, says teacher Greg Graham.
January 29, 2013 - Teacher
The popularity of e-books, however, is growing, according to a Scholastic survey of 6- to 17-year-olds.
January 22, 2013 - Education Week
Experts are piloting lessons intended to show educators what common-core instruction might look like with students learning English.
January 15, 2013 - Education Week
Summer learning prevents students from losing much of what they've learned during the year, writes Gary Huggins.
January 15, 2013 - Education Week
While the two nations ran even in math, Finland maintained the lead in science and reading even though some U.S. states finished ahead.
January 8, 2013 - Education Week

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