Early Learning

World Read Aloud Day 2018: Join us for 24 hours of magical belonging!

Pam Allyn  January 24th, 2018 

On February 1st, we will become a worldwide 24-hour experience by teaming up with Harry Potter Book Night!

The five most-read posts of 2017

Julia Graeper  January 3rd, 2018 

Here are the posts you loved last year.

Roundup: four big education stories in 2017

Julia Graeper  December 20th, 2017 

2017 is nearly a wrap—below are four big topics in education from the past twelve months, and stories about each that caught our eye.

World Read Aloud Day announcement & educator sweepstakes

Scholastic  December 1st, 2017 

Did you know 66% of kids ages 6–11 say that reading aloud together is fun!

Using ESSA accountability and school attendance to help students get across the finish line

Jarod Anderson  November 29th, 2017 

It just always seemed like common sense to me that school attendance had to be a top priority before focusing on student achievement and success.

Instruction alone is not enough to help all students succeed

Paul Reville  November 27th, 2017 

Communities, not schools by themselves, must build personalized systems of support and opportunity that attack the impediments to student success.

Bookmarked: Helping kids discover the real story

Julia Graeper  November 21st, 2017 

Many educators are helping students understand that the nuances of our shared experience is best viewed through a critical lens

What is guided reading?

James Cannon  November 15th, 2017 

It’s not unusual to hear the term guided reading used to describe small-group instruction. But does that term mean the same thing to everyone?

Twitter Chat Recap: Striving Readers with Adria Klein

Julia Graeper  November 2nd, 2017 

We created a Storify with some of the highlights, below. Follow @ScholasticEd to find out about our next chat!

Teaching Civics in Early-Grade Magazines

Laine Falk  November 1st, 2017 

This blog post is the first of three from the Classroom Magazines editorial team about how we tackle civics by grade level.

Bookmarked: Start with the why & inviting uncertainty

Julia Graeper  October 11th, 2017 

As Bosworth's why questions encourage deeper, abstract thinking, Beghetto's uncertainty allows students to explore, experiment and problem-solve in a...

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Start with the why

Nicole Bosworth Ed.D  October 5th, 2017 

When we move beyond the surface details of a text, we can start to understand the why behind actions of the heroes and heroines of the stories we love.

Resources for talking to students about tragedy

Scholastic  October 2nd, 2017 

Support for educators and families who may be having difficult conversations about the events in Las Vegas.

Bookmarked: The Gallup Survey, Dear America, SEL and Leading and Learning

Julia Graeper  September 12th, 2017 

Below are a few education stories I've bookmarked recently.

Back to School: 4 Key Ways to Read Together for Growth

Michael Haggen  August 30th, 2017 

A commitment to reading and learning can and should reach every member of the school community—district and school leaders, teachers, students and the parents who support...

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Scholastic responds to Hurricane Harvey

Scholastic  August 28th, 2017 

The images and news stories coming out of Houston and its surrounding areas are horrific. Massive flooding—the result of Hurricane Harvey—has affected hundreds of...

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Year-Round (and that includes summer!) Reading Routines

C.C. Bates  June 14th, 2017 

Summer often lacks structure, and if there is no routine around reading, it may get overlooked for other activities.

What Happened at #EWA17? Some Twitter Highlights

Julia Graeper  June 6th, 2017 

Below is but a sampling of the conversations I picked up on #EWA17.

2017 National Advisory Council: Equity in Education—Engaging and Empowering Students, Families & Educators

Julia Graeper  May 24th, 2017 

"People refer to education as the great equalizer. But the reality is that the great equalizer is inequitably distributed."

3 Takeaways for Educators from the Teacher & Principal School Report: Focus on Literacy

Michael Haggen  April 26th, 2017 

The report explores the views of teachers and principals on the importance of reading, independent reading in school, the home-to-school connection, & summer reading...

Autism Awareness, School Libraries, and Summer Reading

Julia Graeper  April 6th, 2017 

The month of April is Autism Awareness Month and School Library Month. It's also time to pre-register for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

My Favorite Question for Students and Teachers

Kelly Stomps  March 23rd, 2017 

The really great, meaty questions will not only lead you to a better understanding of a student’s ability, they will inspire critical thinking and creativity. 

Access to Books Is at the Heart of a Strong Literacy Plan

Michael Haggen  March 13th, 2017 

It is not enough simply to have books—the collection must be diverse in genre, subject, and reading level, meeting the individual needs of all students.

Family Engagement Supports Literacy Achievement

Paul Liabenow  March 9th, 2017 

Third grade is a critical year for students wherein reaching certain benchmarks of literacy achievement is a must.

Top 5 Tips for Hosting Read Alouds on World Read Aloud Day

Pam Allyn  February 9th, 2017 

Join us as we celebrate the power of reading aloud on World Read Aloud Day this February 16, 2017

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