Literacy

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.

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!

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.

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