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Reading Dilemmas? Ask a Researcher
Real teacher questions about literacy instruction, answered by faculty specialists.
Summer Learning Happens at Home
New research suggests it’s family involvement, not just camps or trips, that keeps kids primed for learning all summer.
When Reading Gets Harder
A new focus on the way words connect — as a pathway to building the reading skills teens need for challenging texts.
Starting the Conversation
High-quality discussion protocols to prompt collaborative, responsive learning.
The Bilingual Learner's Journey
A new lens on how teachers can support English-language learners by affirming their identities.
An educator and poet breaks myths and makes poetry urgent.
Resources and support for teachers who want to promote computational literacy in their classrooms.
How to Thrive in the 21st Century
Educating a new generation of global citizens prepared to create, collaborate, and navigate the world’s complexities.
Into the Rhythm
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.
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.
Fixing the Failure Model
Research indicates that children at risk for dyslexia can be identified before they begin school.
Encouraging student collaboration to foster deeper understanding and cultivate lifelong skills.
Raising Strong Readers
Strategies for parents and educators to encourage children to read — from infancy to high school
Start by Talking
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.
All About the Books
How can parents and educators turn the page on kids who are reading less and computing more?
Word Generation at Work
Building vocabulary via Word Generation helps NYC students enhance their debate skills.
Read On, Arizona
One state’s experience with the Lead for Literacy framework in its drive for 100 percent third-grade reading proficiency.
Making the Words Add Up
How morphology — viewing words as a combination of parts — can become an instructional tool for building reading skills.
Mapping the Literacy of Bilingual Children
The exploration of oral language skills takes a twist when we consider children growing up in bilingual or multilingual environments.
Putting the Adolescent Reading Crisis in Context
Vicki Jacobs uses a historical perspective to delve into the relationship between content-based instruction and literacy instruction.
Fighting the Summer Reading Slump
James Kim has found that oral reading and comprehension modeling or "scaffolding" can make a significant difference.
Building Vocabulary to Improve Reading
Embedding new words into classroom conversations and assignments pegged to topics teens care about.
Listen to Your Mother
The use of many different words, not just many words, helps toddlers grow their vocabulary.
Critical Exploration in the Classroom
How teachers' "critical exploration" of students' behavior can reveal the nature of their understanding.
Reading, Writing, and Reform
Lecturer Terrence Tivnan takes a look at four literacy reform models in the Boston Public Schools.
The End of the Reading Wars
A national committee conducts a review of interventions targeted for young children at risk of having reading problems.
Reading and Writing for Understanding
The integration of reading and writing strategies helps students to make the leap from knowing to understanding.
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