Independent reading: It’s for everyone!

Nicole Bosworth Ed.D  February 7th, 2018 

The research and evidence is universal- literacy achievement is improved when reading volume increases.

Creating a Mobile Classroom Makerspace Library Program

Tamiko Brown  February 1st, 2018 

As a school librarian, I try to offer spaces where students can create, make, and innovate. 

7 Keys to Research for Writing Success: A conversation with Mary Jo Fresch and David L. Harrison (and a giveaway!)

Mary Jo Fresch ...  January 25th, 2018  Comments • 12

There are excellent titles about the process but there is not much information about what writers need to do before they are ready to write. 

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!

Twitter Chat Recap: #FromStrivingToThriving with Stephanie Harvey & Annie Ward

Julia Graeper  January 17th, 2018 

Harvey and Ward engaged in a rich discussion with educators from all over, sharing strategies, challenges and success stories.

How principals can foster independent reading

Evan Robb  January 10th, 2018 

I am a champion of independent reading. Are you? 

Libraries as learning centers: changing the culture of your library

Alisha Wilson  January 8th, 2018 

My students’ negative attitude toward our school library let me know a culture shift was a necessity for our school.

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.

Confessions of a district literacy coach

Renee Sacco  December 13th, 2017 

I know now that my brothers were wrong—reading was not bad for me.

Parents need an accurate picture of their child’s progress

Bibb Hubbard  December 6th, 2017 

Perhaps without realizing, the education community uses a language that parents simply don’t speak. 

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

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. 

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.

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?