Literacy

Different components of children's faces brought together to create one face
In small ways and big, here's a new lens on how teachers can support English-language learners
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An educator and poet breaks myths and makes poetry urgent.
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Resources and support for teachers who want to promote computational literacy in their classrooms.
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Educating a new generation of global citizens prepared to create, collaborate, and navigate the world’s complexities.
jumble of wooden letter coming together to spell "poetry"
Developing your expertise as a reader and a teacher of poetry.
The Clear Value of Preschool
New study adds evidence that preschool works — so how do we ensure that every child can benefit?
Txting @ skool
In the era of texting and social media, strategies for managing shifting language norms.
A laughing mother looking down at her smiling baby
How parent-child communication from birth to age 3 sets the stage for lifelong success.
Costs of Specialized Teaching
New study shows negative effects of specialized teaching, hinting at the importance of teacher-student relationships.
Dyslexia
Research indicates that children at risk for dyslexia can be identified before they begin school.
Students working together on outdoor terrace
Encouraging student collaboration to foster deeper understanding and cultivate lifelong skills.
Literacy textbooks stacked on a desk
Strategies for parents and educators to encourage children to read — from infancy to high school
Outloud
What education leaders should know about how to build strong reading skills (and strong schools).
How to Raise a Voracious Reader
Promoting literacy with dinnertime storytelling, family conversation, and books about food.
Bilingualism as a Life Experience
What we’re learning about the lasting cognitive effects of speaking two languages.
Projects that Soar
An online repository of outstanding student work shows what kids (and teachers) can achieve.
Summer By the Book
Closing the gap by helping families build a tradition of summer reading.
UK Read
How can parents and educators turn the page on kids who are reading less and computing more?
A middle school debater from New York City
Building vocabulary via Word Generation helps NYC students enhance their debate skills.
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One state’s experience with the Lead for Literacy framework in its drive for 100 percent third-grade reading proficiency.
the word language on a book
How morphology — viewing words as a combination of parts — can become an instructional tool for building reading skills.
Associate Professor Paola Uccelli
The exploration of oral language skills takes a twist when we consider children growing up in bilingual or multilingual environments.
PHOTOS OF HANGING BOOKS
Vicki Jacobs uses a historical perspective to delve into the relationship between content-based instruction and literacy instruction.
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James Kim has found that oral reading and comprehension modeling or "scaffolding" can make a significant difference.
Scrabble words about learning
Embedding new words into classroom conversations and assignments pegged to topics teens care about.
boy reading in library
The use of many different words, not just many words, helps toddlers grow their vocabulary.
Professor Eleanor Duckworth
How teachers' "critical exploration" of students' behavior can reveal the nature of their understanding.
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Lecturer Terrence Tivnan takes a look at four literacy reform models in the Boston Public Schools.
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A national committee conducts a review of interventions targeted for young children at risk of having reading problems.
children and teacher reading
The integration of reading and writing strategies helps students to make the leap from knowing to understanding.