Reading & Literacy How Much Time Should Teachers Spend on a Foundational Reading Skill? Research Offers Clues
Students benefited from being taught phonemic awareness—recognizing and manipulating the sounds in English—but only up to a point.
Mathematics Why Does Fact Fluency Matter in Math? 4 Educators Offer Answers
Teachers and district leaders talk about why math fact fluency is required and how they provide support for students who struggle.
Reading & Literacy What Is Morphology? Should Teachers Include It in Reading Instruction?
Teaching about word parts—such as prefixes, suffixes, and roots—may help students develop their academic vocabularies.
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Teacher Preparation Most Licensure Tests Are Weak Measures of Teachers' 'Science of Reading' Knowledge
Fewer than half of states use a strong test, according to a new analysis from the National Council on Teacher Quality.
Teaching Opinion I Used to Think I Was a Fair Grader. Now, I Look Back and Cringe
Now a researcher studying grading practices, this former teacher reflects on what she wishes she had known about equable grading.
Reading & Literacy New Tool to Evaluate Reading Programs for 'Knowledge-Building'
The guidelines can help measure whether curricula help build kids' content knowledge using text sets, discussion, and embedded writing.
Reading & Literacy What the Research Says A Virtual Tutoring Program Boosted Early Literacy Skills. New Research Shows How
A first-of-a-kind study in the early grades finds that an intensive remote tutoring can improve reading skills.
English-Language Learners Is Grouping English Learners the Right Approach? What New Research Says
A new study upends the idea that the most efficient way to teach English learners is by grouping them together.
Teaching Opinion Fantasy Is a Valuable Educational Tool. Just Look at ‘Barbie’
Imagination can help make learning stick, write two psychology professors. Here’s how to leverage its power in the classroom.
Science U.S. Teachers Lag Behind Global Peers in Teaching About Sustainability. Here's Why
Many say they want materials and supports to help them weave topics like clean energy across subjects.
Reading & Literacy Classroom Reading Groups: What Works and What Doesn't
Studies show that leveled reading groups don't support struggling students. So what should grouping look like in the reading classroom?