Thank you for focusing on reading, reasoning and clear thinking

Richard Robinson  October 20th, 2016 
Today, on Scholastic's birthday, we thank you.

Students Vote for Their Future

Suzanne McCabe  October 18th, 2016 
The results of the 2016 Scholastic News® Student Vote are in. Democrat Hillary Clinton has been declared the winner.

My Mission Moment

Jackie Martin  October 13th, 2016 
What I really heard was, “Ms. Martin, I just haven’t found the right book yet, please help me!”

Let's Talk Word Sorts

Janiel Wagstaff  October 10th, 2016 
Let’s talk word sorts. If you’re using them in your classroom, you already LOVE them. But, of course, sometimes problems arise.

Students Vote—Then and Now

Suzanne McCabe  October 7th, 2016 
Young readers still have the opportunity to make their voices heard. By participating in the Scholastic Student Vote, they can get a taste of what it means to live in a... Read more

Celebrating Teachers on World Teacher's Day

Julia Graeper  October 5th, 2016 
Today is World Teacher's Day! Today we celebrate the hard work, innovation and passion that our teachers bring to the classroom every day.

What I'm Reading—Maria Walther

Maria Walther  October 4th, 2016 
To spark students' thinking, we read humorous titles, nonfiction texts, and stories with complex themes and ideas.

Being Accountable for Our Own Learning: Seeking Out Professional Development

Allison Tallman  October 3rd, 2016 
Here are my favorite quick and efficient tips to “learn more,” without stepping into a classroom, workshop, or meeting.

Two years into Twitter: transformed by the community of educators

Steve Wyborney  September 29th, 2016 
I have been transformed by the educational community on Twitter.

State Reading Conferences: A Fabulous PD Opportunity!

Maria Walther  September 28th, 2016 
In my mind, state reading conferences offer some of the best, most cost-effective and practical professional learning opportunities around.

Anything Can Be a Game

Allison Tallman  September 28th, 2016 
When I sit down to plan daily lessons and think about the activities in which students participate, I frequently ask myself, “How can these be games?”

How Leadership Inspires Literacy-Rich Classrooms

Kelli Cedo  September 27th, 2016 
Here are some of the conversations literacy leaders at my school are having around literacy.

The Crisis of Chronic Absenteeism

Julia Graeper  September 22nd, 2016 
Leslie Cornfeld was Chair and founding Director of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Interagency Task Force on Truancy, Chronic Absenteeism & School Engagement.

Guided Reading—Making It Work Right Away

Allison Tallman  September 21st, 2016 
There is a multitude of specific systems that need to be in place to successfully implement guided reading instruction starting from the beginning of the school year.

Fostering Literacy for All Students

Dr. Tiffany Anderson  September 20th, 2016 
Dr. Tiffany Anderson on strategies for creating literacy-rich experiences for all students, especially those in high-poverty communities.

Guided Reading: Part 2, Benefits of Small Group Instruction

Shari Carter  September 16th, 2016 
There are great benefits to students who are given the opportunity to have differentiated, teacher-led instruction in a small group setting

How to Teach Civics and not Get Lost in the Circus

Julia Graeper  September 16th, 2016 
Earlier this week, Elliot Rebhun, Editor-in-Chief of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, was featured on the Washington Post's "Answer Sheet" column

Guided Reading: Part 1, Getting Set Up

Shari Carter  September 15th, 2016 
Differentiated instruction is matching instruction to the different needs of learners in a given classroom.

Attendance: The New Equity Frontier

Karen Baicker  September 13th, 2016 
Hedy Chang is one of the nation’s leading champions for increasing attendance as a lever for closing the achievement gap. We spoke to Chang to get her perspective on how... Read more

How to Implement a Sustainable Comprehensive Literacy Program

Michael Haggen  September 7th, 2016 
Michael Haggen, Scholastic Education's Chief Academic Officer, will be speaking at the Literacy Leaders' Institute, presented by Scholastic and ASCD.

Working Magic: International Literacy Day, September 8, 2016

Lois Bridges  September 7th, 2016 
Children across the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and India share much in common when it comes to the magic of reading.

Reading Roundup: Surprising (Good) News about School Readiness

Julia Graeper  September 2nd, 2016 
Low-income children are now entering school with stronger reading and math skills.

New Year’s Resolutions for Literacy Leaders

Annie Ward  August 31st, 2016 

In coming weeks, we will be featuring posts from literacy leaders who will be speaking at the Literacy Leaders' Institute, presented by Scholastic and ASCD...

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Make Book Oases, Not Book Deserts

Dr. Tonya Leslie  August 29th, 2016 
In high-income communities, books are common. However, in high-poverty communities, there was about one book for every 300 children. Hence, the term “book desert”—a vast area... Read more

Nell Duke on Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

Julia Graeper  August 24th, 2016 

Author Nell K. Duke, Ed.D. (Information in Action), recently wrote a post for Edutopia all about how to help elementary students evaluate online sources as they conduct...

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