Literacy

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!

Fostering Independence: The Key to Small Group Instruction

Allison Tallman  June 22nd, 2016 
When it comes to small group instruction, you need successful systems out of your groups for things to work in your groups.

Tigers Read: Making Summer Learning a Team Effort

C.C. Bates and ...  June 21st, 2016 
Tigers Read! partners the nationally recognized Clemson University Football team’s head coach Dabo Swinney and his All in Team Foundation, Scholastic, and the CUTC in an... Read more

Hamilton 101

Wayne D'Orio  June 16th, 2016 
How the biggest show on Broadway teamed with two nonprofits to immerse high school students in American history—and challenge them to create their own performances.

Reading Workshop: Thinking, Talking, & Learning

Maria Walther  June 13th, 2016 

I’m fortunate to be in a book club with a group of longtime friends, many of whom are retired teachers. On my drive home the other night, I was brimming with energy after...

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Storyworks Jr.: Differentiating Instruction with the Video Read-Aloud

Kara Corridan  June 9th, 2016 
We’re especially proud of our new approach to video, which we’re calling the Video Read-Aloud. We see it as a real game-changer for instruction.

Making is a Community Event

Kristina Holzwe...  May 27th, 2016 
The maker movement has transformed the way students think and learn.

2016 National Advisory Council: Equity in Education

Julia Graeper  May 19th, 2016 
On May 19, 2016 Scholastic invited its National Advisory Council to participate in a day-long dialogue about equity in education.

“Ten Tips” from Phyllis C. Hunter: The First in a New Video Series

Phyllis C. Hunter  May 18th, 2016 
Scholastic Education is excited to introduce a new video series called “Ten Tips," featuring strategies for building literacy skills and fostering student achievement.

Live, Laugh, Love to Read: Literacy and Family Engagement at the Library of Congress

Bryonna Head  May 13th, 2016 
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is more than just a career day; it is about mentoring, and its origins are rooted in social justice and equality.

Alabama's Big Growth

Linda Felton-Smith  May 6th, 2016 
A dedication to removing learning barriers has resulted in dramatic improvements in some of the state’s most troubled districts.

What Happened at #EWA16? Some Twitter Highlights

Julia Graeper  May 5th, 2016 
Earlier this week, EWA held its annual national seminar in Boston, MA, inviting the nation's education reporters to open a dialogue about "The Quest for Quality and Equity"... Read more

Storyworks Jr.: a Brand-New Resource for Third Grade ELA Instruction

Julia Graeper  April 14th, 2016 
Third grade is an important year. It’s the year of transition from learning to read to reading to learn; it’s the first year of high-stakes testing; and it’s the year that in... Read more

ESSA Explained: Our Take, and a Helpful Video

Julia Graeper  April 12th, 2016 
We all know that ESSA is in, and NCLB is out, but where can we turn to really make sense of this legislation?

The 7 Habits of Highly Impactful Librarians

Evan St. Lifer  April 11th, 2016 
These seven habits represent effective and proven strategies that are rooted in research and evidence-based practice. They are designed to help librarians revise and improve... Read more

Five Things I Learned from edu@scholastic Bloggers

Tyler Reed  April 7th, 2016 

At the end of this week, after almost three years of editing, writing and caring for this blog, I'll be handing the keys over to a new editor, Julia Graeper.

Inside the Minds of Top Teacher-Librarians

Julia Graeper  March 31st, 2016 
April is School Library Month and we are kicking it off with the 2016 School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Award! This third-annual award honors K–12 library... Read more

Summer Is Right Around the Corner. Is Your School Ready?

Kelli Cedo  March 25th, 2016 

You’ve likely seen the research and read the reports about academic summer slide and how this contributes to the achievement gap. Coming from a principal who works in a...

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How a Classroom of 1st Graders Became Published Poets

Ann Marie Stephens  March 22nd, 2016 

I made a confession to Kwame Alexander, that when he originally asked me to share my thoughts on his work-in-progress titled, “Page-to-Stage”, I was secretly worried. How...

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