Literacy

Two Ways to Support a Learning Community

Paul Liabenow  September 18th, 2017 

 In an ideal world, our classrooms are populated by children who are well-rested, well-fed and have everything they need to reach their full academic potential.

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Meriden Public Schools: Here, Students Succeed

Dr. Mark Benign...  September 14th, 2017 

Transformation to student-centered learning environments required a shift in culture, curriculum and instruction. 

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.

What I Want the World to Know About Reading in My Country: International Literacy Day

Julia Graeper  September 8th, 2017 

September 8, 2017, is International Literacy Day, when governments, organizations, and communities around the world recognize and celebrate the magic of books and reading...

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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Ready, Set, Read: How Hillside Public Schools Got Reading Over the Summer

Dr. Christy Oli...  August 21st, 2017 

Many families were eager, not just for just the books, but also for workshops and materials around family literacy and the home-school connection. 

Literacy Ambassadors: Building a Student-Centered Culture of Reading

Adam Couturier  August 14th, 2017 

If you want to inculcate a love of reading, you have to provide a context for the goal, one which makes sense and is inspiring and relevant to your students.

Social Media, Independent Reading and Reading Aloud: The Stories You Loved

Julia Graeper  July 21st, 2017 

A mid-year check-in on EDU's top stories from the last 12 months.

#DisruptingThinking: "I want to hug this book. Then high five it."

Julia Graeper  July 14th, 2017 

Disrupting Thinking is proving that it's not just students who are changed—the book is inspiring fervor among educators.

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.

Six Truths I Know For Sure About Writing

Marilyn Pryle  June 7th, 2017 

By writing often and with purpose, students grow as thinkers and as human beings. 

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."

Orange Public Schools: Want to Get Kids Reading? Get Everyone Reading!

Karen Harris  May 11th, 2017 

I focused on the concept of modeling: I thought that if students saw adults reading, they would be more inclined to do it themselves.

Meet the Kids Press Corps

Suzanne McCabe  May 11th, 2017 

Our reporters recognize the power that their own words have. They are telling the stories of their generation.

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...

Reading Helps Kids Make Summer Count in Greenville, SC

Dr. Andrea A. Rizzo  April 20th, 2017 

Students maintained or increased their reading levels over the summer and the program had an overall positive impact on students’ reading habits and attitudes. 

Conventions and Craft: Recasting Conventions as Craft Elements

Linda Hoyt  April 12th, 2017 

If we recast conventions as craft elements—tools that allow writers to add clarity and interest to their work—children can make writing sizzle

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

We Read Big: Reading as a Way of Life

Adam Couturier  March 16th, 2017 

The purpose of We Read Big is to begin a discussion around literacy and to inculcate a love of literature.

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.

Four Fruitful Strategies to Teach Evidence-Based Writing

Alan Sitomer  February 23rd, 2017 

Be focused about your teaching objective and work to build confidence in developing young writers by building skills one-smart-step at a time.

Riveting Read-Alouds (How and Why to Read Aloud with Older Students)

Janet Allen  February 21st, 2017 

Reading aloud can make a significant impact on the literacy achievement of all children, even those who are already independent readers. 

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