Literacy

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Five Super Reader Commitments to Make the School Year Unforgettable

Pam Allyn  August 23rd, 2016 
I'm recommending five commitments we can all make, as teachers, families and administrators.

Independent Reading: A Reading Achievement Game-Changer

Laura Robb  August 19th, 2016 
Research is clear about the benefits of independent reading of self-selected books in elementary, middle, and high school.

Reading Roundup: A Few Great Articles on Books & Reading

Julia Graeper  August 16th, 2016 

There have been some terrific articles on books, reading and literacy recently. Among the topics covered are the benefits of reading aloud, how to motivate kids to read,...

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New Year, New School: Building a Culture of Literacy

Stephanie Brant  August 10th, 2016 
I created a space where students had more access to books and were more motivated to talk about the books they were reading.

How the First Family of Rhode Island Promotes Literacy

Andy Moffit  August 1st, 2016 
Like any other muscle, your brain needs regular exercise—especially in the summer when school is out—to grow and develop.

Creating a School Culture that Values Independent Reading

Evan Robb  July 29th, 2016 
As a principal, you can shape teachers' theories of education by being an instructional leader who brings best practices to your school.

School's Out! Time to Reflect, Plan, and Enjoy the Summer

Madeline Boskey  July 20th, 2016 
It can be a challenge to find just the right balance between letting go of routines and responsibilities, and being able to truly embrace the lack of structure.

Ten Tips from Laura Robb: Classroom Libraries & Access to Books

Laura Robb  July 13th, 2016 
A rich and diverse classroom library offers students the choices needed to self-select books they can and want to read.

10 Things Educators Can Do Before Day One to Support Students on the Autism Spectrum (and a Giveaway!)

Anne Sparkman  July 7th, 2016  Comments • 38

Today we have a guest post from Barbara Boroson, author of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Inclusive Classroom, How to Reach and Teach...

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Books for Babies: Creating a Culture of Community & Early Literacy

Cathy Whitehead  July 6th, 2016 
I knew I wanted to do something that would be fun for my class, use the reading, writing, and research skills we’d learned during the year, and involve our community.

The Compelling Why: Using Short Texts to Support Close Reading

Adria Klein  June 30th, 2016 
Using short informational texts can be a powerful instructional tool, but it’s not always clear exactly why we should use them…or how!

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