Scholastic responds to Hurricane Harvey

Scholastic  August 28th, 2017 

The images and news stories coming out of Houston and its surrounding areas are horrific. Massive flooding—the result of Hurricane Harvey—has affected hundreds of...

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Ready, Set, Read: How Hillside Public Schools Got Reading Over the Summer

Dr. Christy Oli...  August 21st, 2017 

Many families were eager, not just for just the books, but also for workshops and materials around family literacy and the home-school connection. 

Literacy Ambassadors: Building a Student-Centered Culture of Reading

Adam Couturier  August 14th, 2017 

If you want to inculcate a love of reading, you have to provide a context for the goal, one which makes sense and is inspiring and relevant to your students.

Family Engagement Participation: Helping Families Build Competence and Confidence

Ron Mirr  August 3rd, 2017 

Just as not all children come to school ready to learn, families may also be apprehensive, nervous, or skeptical at first.

Social Media, Independent Reading and Reading Aloud: The Stories You Loved

Julia Graeper  July 21st, 2017 

A mid-year check-in on EDU's top stories from the last 12 months.

#DisruptingThinking: "I want to hug this book. Then high five it."

Julia Graeper  July 14th, 2017 

Disrupting Thinking is proving that it's not just students who are changed—the book is inspiring fervor among educators.

The Learning Supports Pathway: An Integrated Model of School Improvement

Merrianne Dyer  July 5th, 2017 

As school leaders approach improvement planning for the upcoming year, what strategies can be employed to address the pervasive barriers that many students face?

Why Literacy and Families Go Together

Steve Constantino  June 26th, 2017 

Can an effective approach to engaging families in the learning lives of their children improve outcomes, specifically those important literacy outcomes?  Absolutely.

Year-Round (and that includes summer!) Reading Routines

C.C. Bates  June 14th, 2017 

Summer often lacks structure, and if there is no routine around reading, it may get overlooked for other activities.

Six Truths I Know For Sure About Writing

Marilyn Pryle  June 7th, 2017 

By writing often and with purpose, students grow as thinkers and as human beings. 

What Happened at #EWA17? Some Twitter Highlights

Julia Graeper  June 6th, 2017 

Below is but a sampling of the conversations I picked up on #EWA17.

The Writing Classroom: Lighting the Spark

Ralph Fletcher  June 1st, 2017 

Teaching writing is like making a fire. You can add all the firewood you want, but unless you leave space for air the fire will sputter and go out. 

2017 National Advisory Council: Equity in Education—Engaging and Empowering Students, Families & Educators

Julia Graeper  May 24th, 2017 

"People refer to education as the great equalizer. But the reality is that the great equalizer is inequitably distributed."

Orange Public Schools: Want to Get Kids Reading? Get Everyone Reading!

Karen Harris  May 11th, 2017 

I focused on the concept of modeling: I thought that if students saw adults reading, they would be more inclined to do it themselves.

Meet the Kids Press Corps

Suzanne McCabe  May 11th, 2017 

Our reporters recognize the power that their own words have. They are telling the stories of their generation.

What I Learned: My School's Eye-Opening Family Engagement Assessment

Suzanne Mitchell  May 3rd, 2017 

To be honest, I was not sure what the building had to do with family engagement. 

3 Takeaways for Educators from the Teacher & Principal School Report: Focus on Literacy

Michael Haggen  April 26th, 2017 

The report explores the views of teachers and principals on the importance of reading, independent reading in school, the home-to-school connection, & summer reading...

Reading Helps Kids Make Summer Count in Greenville, SC

Dr. Andrea A. Rizzo  April 20th, 2017 

Students maintained or increased their reading levels over the summer and the program had an overall positive impact on students’ reading habits and attitudes. 

Tackling Social Inequality through Literacy

Byron Garrett  April 19th, 2017 

With a diverse collection of books that support SEL and social justice, we can create empathetic and empowered educational advocates in the next generation.

Conventions and Craft: Recasting Conventions as Craft Elements

Linda Hoyt  April 12th, 2017 

If we recast conventions as craft elements—tools that allow writers to add clarity and interest to their work—children can make writing sizzle

Autism Awareness, School Libraries, and Summer Reading

Julia Graeper  April 6th, 2017 

The month of April is Autism Awareness Month and School Library Month. It's also time to pre-register for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

For Family Engagement, Not All Information Is Created Equal

Jenni Brasington  March 30th, 2017 

These questions should become the yardstick by which we measure what we display around the school, send home to families, or post on the school website and on social media...

My Favorite Question for Students and Teachers

Kelly Stomps  March 23rd, 2017 

The really great, meaty questions will not only lead you to a better understanding of a student’s ability, they will inspire critical thinking and creativity. 

We Read Big: Reading as a Way of Life

Adam Couturier  March 16th, 2017 

The purpose of We Read Big is to begin a discussion around literacy and to inculcate a love of literature.

Access to Books Is at the Heart of a Strong Literacy Plan

Michael Haggen  March 13th, 2017 

It is not enough simply to have books—the collection must be diverse in genre, subject, and reading level, meeting the individual needs of all students.

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