Spotlight on Reading Comprehension (2018)

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Reading Comprehension

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The Education Week Spotlight on Reading Comprehension is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors on:

  • How digital devices affect reading comprehension
  • Skills students need for deep reading comprehension
  • Teacher collaboration to support productive reading across subjects
  • Building on prior knowledge to strengthen students’ reading and writing skills

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Most experts agree that even the very youngest students should be learning with a mix of print and digital texts.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week

The cognitive psychologist's new book explains "what's happening in the mind when a skilled reader reads” so that teachers can extract lessons for their own teaching.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week

Helping students process new information through learning experiences can strengthen their reading and writing skills, writes Nancy Barile.
January 4, 2017 – Teacher

When elementary schools take time away from other subjects to dramatically increase time on reading instruction, they are likely to slow children's growth in reading comprehension, literacy experts argue.
July 19, 2016 – Teacher

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