Literacy

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

Independent reading: nurturing students’ personal reading lives

Laura Robb  November 21st, 2017 

A sixth grader put it this way: “If I’m into a book, the only thing that can get my attention is if my pants are on fire.”

Update from Puerto Rico

Julia Graeper  November 17th, 2017 

A guest post from Darlene Vazquez (Scholastic Puerto Rico) on life since Hurricane Maria.

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?

5 Reasons school librarians should use social media

Tamiko Brown  November 14th, 2017 

Five reasons why this year's School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year uses social media to tell her library’s story.

Civics for middle and high school students

Mary Kate Frank...  November 10th, 2017 

This year, our civics coverage has focused extensively on media literacy and fake news—topics many teachers told us they desperately needed.

Making time for independent reading at school

Evan Robb  November 9th, 2017 

Let me be your guide and help you make independent reading an integral part of your school’s curriculum.

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!

They Want to Know!: Civics for Upper-Elementary Students

Steph Smith  November 2nd, 2017 

Today, civics goes beyond lessons about our government and the importance of an active citizenry. 

It’s all about the books—or is it?

April Wathen  October 26th, 2017 

When is the last time you thought about the duties of a 21st-century librarian?

Equity through comprehensive literacy

Kelli Cedo  October 25th, 2017 

The comprehensive literacy framework provides educators with the resources and professional development needed to support the literacy of our diverse learners.

School librarians support teaching and learning

Jan Wilson  October 20th, 2017 

Our school libraries must provide a variety of spaces, furniture, equipment and staff to support the needs of our students so they can explore, evaluate, share and create...

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.

Cultivating a Culturally Responsive Classroom Community

Jocelyn Stephens  September 20th, 2017 

Building trust and rapport with each student individually is one of the first things to consider when building a culturally responsive classroom community. 

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.

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