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.
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
October 4th, 2016
To spark students' thinking, we read humorous titles, nonfiction texts, and stories with complex themes and ideas.
September 28th, 2016
In my mind, state reading conferences offer some of the best, most cost-effective and practical professional learning opportunities around.
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?”
September 27th, 2016
Here are some of the conversations literacy leaders at my school are having around literacy.
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.
September 20th, 2016
Dr. Tiffany Anderson on strategies for creating literacy-rich experiences for all students, especially those in high-poverty communities.
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
September 15th, 2016
Differentiated instruction is matching instruction to the different needs of learners in a given classroom.
September 7th, 2016
Michael Haggen, Scholastic Education's Chief Academic Officer, will be speaking at the Literacy Leaders' Institute, presented by Scholastic and ASCD.
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.
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... Read more
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
August 23rd, 2016
I'm recommending five commitments we can all make, as teachers, families and administrators.
August 19th, 2016
Research is clear about the benefits of independent reading of self-selected books in elementary, middle, and high school.
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,... Read more
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.
August 1st, 2016
Like any other muscle, your brain needs regular exercise—especially in the summer when school is out—to grow and develop.
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.
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.
July 13th, 2016
A rich and diverse classroom library offers students the choices needed to self-select books they can and want to read.
July 7th, 2016
Today we have a guest post from Barbara Boroson, author of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Inclusive Classroom, How to Reach and Teach... Read more
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.
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!