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Hobson Selfridge, 15, reads an assignment during an English class at Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin, N.J.
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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.

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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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The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
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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
A service called Bookshare makes traditional books quickly accessible for students with certain disabilities.
November 1, 2011 - Education Week
Despite some gains in math and 8th grade reading, only about one-third of students have reached the "proficient" level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
November 1, 2011 - Education Week
A new study pits the common-core standards against those of California, Massachusetts, Texas, the International Baccalaureate, and a college-based set.
October 26, 2011 - Education Week
A reading tutor offers guidance on getting struggling readers on the path to success.
October 12, 2011 - Teacher PD Sourcebook
Virtual book clubs can help engage students in independent reading by giving them opportunities to stay connected beyond the classroom, says Ryan Kinser.
September 20, 2011 - Teacher

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