Instructional Materials

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Reading & Literacy Q&A Why Printed Books Are Better Than Screens for Learning to Read: Q&A
UCLA professor Maryann Wolf outlines the best ways to teach reading to kids who have grown up using digital devices.
Alyson Klein, March 15, 2023
3 min read
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Special Report How Technology Is Shaping Reading Instruction—for Better or Worse
The transition from print books to reading on computer screens raises questions about how to use digital tools to teach reading.
March 15, 2023
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Social Studies When It Comes to Social Studies, Elementary Teachers Are on Their Own
Teachers get less PD in the subject than reading and math and often rely on a mash-up of different materials and curricula.
Madeline Will, March 7, 2023
8 min read
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Science How to Teach Climate Change: Your Questions, Answered
Two EdWeek reporters answered educators' questions about climate change education and combating feelings of hopelessness among students.
Madeline Will & Arianna Prothero, February 8, 2023
10 min read
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Social Studies Opinion How to Teach Black History: A Resource List
Here are some books, websites, databases, and podcasts to deepen your students’ Black history knowledge—and your own.
LaGarrett J. King , Greg Simmons & Dawnavyn James, January 31, 2023
5 min read
Books line shelves in a high school library Monday, October 1, 2018, in Brownsville, Texas. The Brownsville Independent School District announced having been awarded a multi-million-dollar grant to revitalize libraries to encourage reading by school-aged children to improve literacy skills. It was stated in the meeting that money could also be used to replace aging furniture in some of the district's libraries.
Books line shelves in a high school library in Brownsville, Texas in 2018. In Florida, school librarians will be required to complete training this year that will include how to seek parent approval before they can purchase new books for school libraries and classrooms.
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Curriculum How Florida's New School Librarian Training Defines Off-Limits Materials
School librarians will soon have to seek parent approval to order new books, and have to avoid books considered "indoctrination."
Eesha Pendharkar, January 19, 2023
3 min read
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Reading & Literacy English Teachers Should Teach More Nonfiction, National Group Says. Here's How
Nonfiction memoirs, essays, and journalism can enrich students' perspectives, says the National Council of Teachers of English.
Madeline Will, January 19, 2023
6 min read
A student browses through books in the Presidio Middle School library in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.
A student browses through books in the Presidio Middle School library in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.
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Professional Development New Training Tells Florida School Librarians Which Books Are Off-Limits
Librarians must undergo training for selecting books and can't choose materials about CRT, SEL, and culturally responsive teaching.
Eesha Pendharkar, January 18, 2023
6 min read
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Curriculum Q&A You Can Teach About Climate Change in Every Subject and Grade Level. Here's How
Math, foreign language, even art classes offer opportunities to build students' knowledge.
Madeline Will, January 13, 2023
8 min read
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Social Studies What's Really Going on in History Classrooms? A New Project Aims to Find Out
The American Historical Association is researching how secondary schools choose materials and instructional priorities.
Sarah Schwartz, December 15, 2022
2 min read
Conceptual surreal illustration of a young boy in a boat on a book heading for a whirlpool.
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Reading & Literacy Opinion The Heavy Cost of Ignoring the Science of Reading for Teachers and Students
In the reading wars, teachers are struggling, and students are the collateral damage, writes an educator.
Elise Lovejoy, December 15, 2022
5 min read
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Standards The Architects of the Standards Movement Say They Missed a Big Piece
Decisions about materials and methods can lead to big variances in the quality of instruction that children receive.
Sarah Schwartz, November 28, 2022
4 min read
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