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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 Reading Comprehension (2018)

In this Spotlight, learn how schools are teaching digital reading, predicting the deep reading comprehension skills students need throughout their schooling, and providing tools for collaborating with other educators to support productive reading across subjects.

Spotlight on Literacy Instruction (2018)

In this Spotlight, learn why states and districts are aiming to build ELLs literacy early, how invented spelling can improve reading ability, and how teachers can facilitate effective writing instruction.

Spotlight on Struggling Readers

In this Spotlight, learn how mix-gender classes may help boys read better, how educators can inspire confidence among struggling readers, and how teachers can foster authentic reading experiences for resistant readers.

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Quiz Yourself: Struggling Readers
How are schools helping students who are reading below grade level, how can math and reading interventions go hand in hand, and how do mixed-gender classes affect reading scores?

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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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Rethinking Literacy: Reading in the Common-Core Era
This special report focuses on the shifts in literacy instruction envisioned by the Common Core State Standards.
Special Report: The Changing Face of Literacy
The advent of computers, smartphone apps, e-books, and other electronic media devices has transformed the way Americans read. Is it changing the way our children learn to read and write as well?
Special Report: Building Literacy Skills
This Education Week special report takes a wide-ranging look at new efforts to address the challenges of early-grades reading instruction.
Getting Creative About Literacy
This issue of the Teacher PD Sourcebook aims to highlight instructional efforts that bring reading and writing to life for today's students.

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Literacy expert Susan Pimentel shares three evidence-based practices for how educators can boost reading proficiency.
October 29, 2018 – Education Week
There’s ongoing debate about what kind of instructional approach is best for young children, with whole-child and literacy/math-based curricula both in play.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
If students will need to synthesize and analyze complex information on the job, why not start them early?
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
The limited amount of academic writing that students learn in school may not be what they need for the workplace, argue some experts and employers.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Alabama, Michigan, South Carolina, and Wisconsin require all students to take the WorkKeys exam to measure reading and writing skills for work.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Recent studies raise some hard questions about the value of ability-based reading groups.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
Novels pitched to young adults explore the many sensitive and often-disturbing emotional issues raised by the tragedies in American schools.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Literacy Is a Civil Right
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
A push to get a federal court to recognize a constitutional right to education continues, despite last month's dismissal of a Detroit right-to-read case.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Nationwide, schools have lost 20 percent of their librarians and media specialists in the past 15 years. Here's why that could hamstring district literacy efforts.
May 30, 2018 – Education Week

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