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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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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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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 16, 2018 – Education Week
Amid worries about digital distractions and "fake news," more than half of students scored "high" or above on a new international assessment of internet reading skills.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
As achievement continues to flatten on NAEP, the gap is widening between the lowest and highest scorers on the nationally representative reading and math tests.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
Kyle Redford writes that when weighing whether to use audiobooks, especially with struggling readers, teachers should ask themselves: What is reading?
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
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

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