I’ll begin posting new questions and answers in early September, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past six years. You can see all those collections from the first five years here.
Here are the ones I’ve posted so far:
This Year’s Most Popular Q&A Posts
Best Ways To Begin The School Year
Best Ways To End The School Year
Student Motivation & Social Emotional Learning
Teaching English Language Learners
Today’s theme is on Reading Instruction. You can see the list following this excerpt from one of them:
* ‘Children Need Both Paper Books & Digital Texts’
Katie Keier, Stacy Nockowitz, Barbara Paciotti, and many readers share their thoughts on the debate between reading digitally or on paper.
* Reading Digitally vs. Reading Paper
Daniel Willingham, Kristin Ziemke, Lester Laminack, and Kimberly Carraway explore that topic of reading digitally compared to reading on paper in this post.
* Close Reading Can Be ‘Fun or Awful’
Christopher Lehman, Cris Tovani, Pernille Ripp, Jan Burkins, and Kim Yaris contribute their thoughts.
* Close Reading Is A ‘Life Skill’
Sonja Cherry-Paul, Dana Johansen, Stephanie Harvey, Julie Goldman, Diana Sisson, and Betsy Sisson are the featured guests in this post.
Kimberly Carraway, Katherine S. McKnight, Harvey F. Silver, Amy Benjamin, Nancy Boyles, Rita Platt—along with readers—share their ideas.
* Teaching Literature Through ‘Choice’ & ‘Practice’
This post features responses from Regie Routman, Katherine S. McKnight, and Michael W. Smith.
* Literature Can Be a ‘Gateway for Understanding Everything’
Several educators—Nancy Steineke, Sean McComb, Nancy Frey, Doug Fisher, Bill Himmele, and Pérsida Himmele—provide responses here.
* A Good Reading Lesson Doesn’t ‘Put Standards Before Students’
In this post, guest responses come from educators Cheryl B. Dobbertin, Ilse O’Brien, Katherine S. McKnight, and Regie Routman.
* ‘Reading Is Intensely Social': An Interview With Jeffrey Wilhelm & Michael Smith
Educators Jeffrey Wilhelm and Michael Smith are co-authors of the new book, Reading Unbound.
* Ways to Engage Students in Reading
Jason Flom shares his ideas, as do many readers. I also add an intriguing chart.
* Reading Is a ‘Means to Bigger and Better Things’
Educators Kristi Mraz, Marjorie Martinelli, Kathy Barclay, and Cindi Rigsbee contribute their thoughts.
* Ways to Develop Life-Long Readers
Donalyn Miller, Mark Barnes, and Christopher Lehman contribute their responses.
* Using the “Fun Factor” to Encourage Student Reading at Home
Read educator/author Nancy Steineke’s ideas, as well as comments from many readers.
* Getting Students to Read at Home by ‘Building a Daily Habit’
Dina Strasser and Ariel Sacks share their thoughts in this post.
* Helping Students Develop a Desire to Read at Home
In addition to sharing my own response, you’ll find contributions from two other guests—educators Donalyn Miller and Myron Dueck.
* ‘Teachers Know a Lot About Scaffolding’ for Complex Texts
This post includes three joint commentaries from Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher; Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan; and Aaron Brock and Jody Passanisi.
* Teaching Complex Texts Requires ‘Getting to Know Your Students’
Read responses from three educators: Wendi Pillars, Amy Benjamin, and Christopher Lehman.
* “Ten Elements of Effective Instruction”
This post includes pieces from Jim Burke and David B. Cohen, as well as comments from readers.
* Many Ways to Help Students Develop Academic Vocabulary
Several educator/authors—Marilee Sprenger; Jane Hill and Kirsten Miller; and Maria Gonzalez—provide guest responses.
* Ways to Help Our Students Become Better Readers
Stephen Krashen and Richard Allington share their ideas on helping students develop a love for reading.
* More Ways to Help Our Students Become Better Readers—Choice & Access
Teacher/Authors Regie Routman, Laura Robb, and Kylene Beers contribute their thoughts in this installment of the reading series.
* Ways to Help Our Students Become Better Readers—Part Two
Nancie Atwell and Cris Tovani sent in their responses for this post.
* Ways to Help Our Students Become Better Readers—Part Four
This post featured recommendations from Kelly Young (my mentor), Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Carol Jago.
* Advice From The “Book Whisperer,” Ed Week Readers & Me About Teaching Reading
Donalyn Miller, the “Book Whisperer,” my colleague Dana Dusbiber, and several readers contributed here. I shared my own suggestions, too.
The opinions expressed in Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.