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Reading & Literacy Opinion 17 Approaches for Encouraging Students to Revise Their Writing
Five educators offer instructional strategies to use when teaching writing revision, including the power of an authentic audience.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 7, 2021
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Reading & Literacy Opinion Ways to Help Ignite Students' Intrinsic Desire for Writing Revision
Five educators make suggestions that might help students want to revise their writing, including by using "editing stations."
Larry Ferlazzo, January 5, 2021
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Reading & Literacy Opinion 'I No Longer Give Grades on Student Writing Assignments, and It's the Best Thing Ever!'
Five educators share how they have helped students motivate themselves to revise their writing.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 3, 2021
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Reading & Literacy Opinion Author Interview: 'Reading & Writing With English Learners'
Authors Valentina Gonzalez & Melinda Miller answer questions about their book Reading & Writing with English Learners: A Framework for K-5.
Larry Ferlazzo, December 29, 2020
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Reading & Literacy Opinion Making Revision of Writing a 'Collaborative Process'
Six educators discuss strategies they've used to encourage students to revise their writing, such as demonstrating their own practice.
Larry Ferlazzo, December 22, 2020
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Reading & Literacy Opinion 12 Strategies for Encouraging Students to Want to Revise Their Writing
Four educators share suggestions for creating the classroom conditions in which students want to make revisions to their writing.
Larry Ferlazzo, December 21, 2020
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Reading & Literacy Merriam-Webster is Rewriting Its Definition of Racism. Should Teachers Change Theirs, Too?
The dictionary is getting an update, to make it clear that racism goes beyond personal prejudice. Educators say the change is significant—but that students' understanding of racism shouldn't stop at the dictionary definition.
Sarah Schwartz, June 12, 2020
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Curriculum California Agrees to $53 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over Low Literacy Achievement
Targeted in a lawsuit focused on students' struggles to read, California has agreed to provide $53 million for early literacy instruction and a range of services to support it.
Catherine Gewertz, February 20, 2020
3 min read
Reading & Literacy Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About High School Writing?
Quiz Yourself: How are educators teaching writing and are high school writing assignments preparing students for future jobs?
David Rosenzweig, February 3, 2020
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Reading & Literacy Opinion How 'Daybooks' Helped Get My Students Writing
A new writing practice in 8th grade English class, having students write personal journals, led teacher Ariel Sacks to an important realization about writing development.
Ariel Sacks, January 28, 2020
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Reading & Literacy Opinion I Am an English Teacher. Rubrics Are No Way to Teach Writing
Rubrics overload students with pseudoscientific feedback when they should be learning from literature, argues English teacher Peter Machera.
Peter Machera, December 4, 2019
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Reading & Literacy In EdReports' First Review of Early-Reading Programs, No Materials Make the Grade
EdReports, the nonprofit curriculum reviewer, released its first reviews of foundational reading and writing skills programs—and all five of the materials assessed failed to reach the evaluator's highest standard.
Sarah Schwartz, November 13, 2019
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Curriculum 7 Signs That Your School Newspaper Risks Censorship
A new report outlines danger signs of censorship at student-run newspapers.
Catherine Gewertz, October 17, 2019
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