Reading & Literacy Spotlight

Spotlight on Literacy & Language Education

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The Education Week Spotlight on Literacy & Language Education is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights what may be missing in teacher training and the supports offered to students with dyslexia; how literacy can be strengthen indirectly; and how simple things can make a big difference.

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Special Education Overlooked: How Teacher Training Falls Short for English-Learners and Students With IEPs
Many English-learners and students with disabilities spend lots of time in the general education classroom, and yet teachers there often lack training in how to meet their needs
Corey Mitchell, May 14, 2019
6 min read
Image of a child interacting with a teacher through the computer.
Reading & Literacy 5 Ways to Remotely Support Students With Dyslexia
The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the needs of students with dyslexia, but also made it more difficult to support them.
Corey Mitchell, February 11, 2021
7 min read
Image of a young boy reading.
Reading & Literacy Is This the End of 'Three Cueing'?
Lucy Calkins, author of a popular reading curriculum, is taking a step away from the method, which isn't based in science. Will others follow?
Sarah Schwartz, December 16, 2020
13 min read
Curriculum Does Social Studies Build Stronger Readers? A New Study Suggests So
Spending 30 more minutes per day on social studies in elementary school is linked with better reading performance by the end of 5th grade, according to a new study.
Catherine Gewertz, September 25, 2020
3 min read
Image of a teacher in a classroom full of kids.
Teaching Opinion Nine Mistakes Educators Make When Teaching English-Language Learners
Confusing lack of English proficiency with lack of intelligence is among those mistakes five educators cite.
Larry Ferlazzo, October 26, 2020
13 min read
Reading & Literacy Opinion How a Bathroom Log Helped One Middle School Understand Its Literacy Issues
Reading isn’t just a set of skills. Sometimes we need to explore other avenues to help us assist students to become better readers.
Seth Feldman, April 11, 2021
6 min read
Teaching Opinion Give Students Choice When It's Time to Read
Three educator contributors, and several readers, share strategies for encouraging students to read, including offering choice and time in class.
Larry Ferlazzo, November 17, 2020
12 min read
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