Spotlight on Reluctant Readers

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Reluctant Readers


The Education Week Spotlight on Reluctant Readers is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on how writing practices can improve reading skills, how educators are boosting reading comprehension, and what classroom methods educators are using to grow readers.

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Learning how to decode words is essential to becoming a reader. But research shows that building a strong vocabulary and knowledge-base is crucial as well.
December 4, 2019 – Education Week

These sound-it-out books designed for young readers aren’t always popular with teachers. But experts say they’re an important tool in early reading instruction.
March 18, 2020 – Education Week

Reading aloud is a strategy elementary school teachers have capitalized on for generations. But we can use storytelling and drama to get older students engaged and loving literature, too, writes teacher Christina Torres.
November 20, 2019 – Teacher

Scaling back small-group instruction could promise dramatic improvements in literacy, argues Mike Schmoker.
November 27, 2019 – Education Week

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