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The Power of Story in the Classroom

Using stories in the classroom not only provides entertainment and connection, but has the power to help students absorb information in a lasting way, writes Trevor Muir. (July 19, 2017)

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Spotlight on Middle and High School Literacy

Many educators are learning that it's not just young children who need help with literacy skills.

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09/30 09:02 am | The Next Chapter | Donalyn Miller says goodbye to The Book Whisperer blog and invites you to continue thinking and learning about reading instruction.

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11/21 02:11 pm | No More Easy A's: Classroom Can Be a Breeding Ground for Grit (Q&A) | Schools have a responsibility to instill a growth mindset in students, says positive-psychology expert Caroline Adams Miller.

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The Illinois State Board of Education is planning to transform 3rd to 8th grade state exams, aiming to shorten the tests, get results faster and switch to a format that adjusts the difficulty of test questions.
February 9, 2018 – AP
A national program is working with teachers around the country to persuade students that reciting other people's poetry can be as transformative as performing their own.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
The latest results from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study show that basic literacy is at an all-time high around the world, while the reading skills of U.S. 4th graders seem to be heading in the opposite direction.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
A 33-nation study finds that boys tend to score higher in reading when 60 percent or more of their classmates are girls.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
How reading the To Kill a Mockingbird sequel helped one young teacher confront his own "white savior" mindset.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Children's Books Are Indeed Biased
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
Seeing peers with similar backgrounds succeed helps ELLs stay connected and motivated, educators and researchers say.
October 18, 2017 – Education Week
Amid efforts to recover from Hurricane Maria, school "should be ... where the community can come together and deal with these issues," said the principal of a K-8 school that hosted a read-aloud activity.
October 10, 2017 – Education Week
A spat over first lady Melania Trump’s donation of Dr. Seuss books to schools points up the existence of culturally insensitive images in many well-loved children’s classics.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week
Students with dyslexia often struggle with math fluency as well, and scholars at a recent conference put a spotlight on some of the possible connections.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week

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