Reading & Literacy
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- Reading & Literacy Letter to the Editor Meaning Must Come First During Reading InstructionA reading tutor pushes back against the science of reading in this letter to the editor.Reading & Literacy A School District's Book Removals May Have Violated Students' Civil RightsA Georgia district’s removal of books about LGBTQ+ and racial minorities may have violated students’ civil rights, OCR determined.Reading & Literacy State Laws Are Behind Many Book Bans, Even Indirectly, Report FindsSchool districts are reacting to state laws that dictate the kinds of books school libraries can have, leading to book bans, report finds.Reading & Literacy Webinar How New Laws Have Shaped Literacy Teaching—And What’s NextLearn about the impact of state mandates on reading instruction in schools, including insights on new practices, research findings, and legislative developments.Reading & Literacy Reports Recent Book Ban Controversies: A National Survey of School Library PersonnelThe EdWeek Research Center surveyed librarians and other staff members to gauge the impact of controversies about books in school libraries.Reading & Literacy Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Dyslexia?Answer 7 questions about dyslexia.Reading & Literacy Opinion Use Knowledge-Building Curriculum to Boost LiteracyBy pursuing in-depth knowledge building about specific topics, students are able to show what they can do, not just what they can't.Reading & Literacy 4 More States Pass 'Science of Reading' MandatesFour states—and one big city district—have recently mandated changes to how schools teach early reading.Reading & Literacy What Do Students With Dyslexia Need From Schools? Two Experts Weigh InTwo seasoned educators who specialize in teaching students with dyslexia share key insights.Reading & Literacy Interactive Book Bans Over the Years, in ChartsBook bans increased to an all-time high in 2022, after escalating for 18 months. Here's a visual representation of the proliferation of bans.Reading & Literacy Early Literacy Laws: Some Seem to Work Better Than OthersNew research finds that comprehensive policies that provide training, funding, and support lead to great improvements.Reading & Literacy What the Numbers Say About the Drop in School LibrariansDistricts across the country lost school librarians over the pandemic, widening the inequities in which students had access to themReading & Literacy These Were the Most Banned Books in 2022The most banned books were challenged for allegedly containing "sexually explicit" material, according to the American Library Association.Reading & Literacy The Role of Knowledge in Reading Comprehension: 3 TakeawaysTwo researchers discuss how schools can use "knowledge-building" to help students improve their reading.Reading & Literacy 'The Lorax' Is a Constant in Classrooms. Does It Send the Right Message?Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is frequently taught in schools around Earth Day. But is it the best way to teach about today's changing climate?