The Crisis of Chronic Absenteeism

Julia Graeper  September 22nd, 2016 
Leslie Cornfeld was Chair and founding Director of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Interagency Task Force on Truancy, Chronic Absenteeism & School Engagement.

Guided Reading—Making It Work Right Away

Allison Tallman  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.

Fostering Literacy for All Students

Dr. Tiffany Anderson  September 20th, 2016 
Dr. Tiffany Anderson on strategies for creating literacy-rich experiences for all students, especially those in high-poverty communities.

Guided Reading: Part 2, Benefits of Small Group Instruction

Shari Carter  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

How to Teach Civics and not Get Lost in the Circus

Julia Graeper  September 16th, 2016 
Earlier this week, Elliot Rebhun, Editor-in-Chief of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, was featured on the Washington Post's "Answer Sheet" column

Guided Reading: Part 1, Getting Set Up

Shari Carter  September 15th, 2016 
Differentiated instruction is matching instruction to the different needs of learners in a given classroom.

Attendance: The New Equity Frontier

Karen Baicker  September 13th, 2016 
Hedy Chang is one of the nation’s leading champions for increasing attendance as a lever for closing the achievement gap. We spoke to Chang to get her perspective on how... Read more

How to Implement a Sustainable Comprehensive Literacy Program

Michael Haggen  September 7th, 2016 
Michael Haggen, Scholastic Education's Chief Academic Officer, will be speaking at the Literacy Leaders' Institute, presented by Scholastic and ASCD.

Working Magic: International Literacy Day, September 8, 2016

Lois Bridges  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.

Reading Roundup: Surprising (Good) News about School Readiness

Julia Graeper  September 2nd, 2016 
Low-income children are now entering school with stronger reading and math skills.

New Year’s Resolutions for Literacy Leaders

Annie Ward  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...

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Make Book Oases, Not Book Deserts

Dr. Tonya Leslie  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

Nell Duke on Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

Julia Graeper  August 24th, 2016 

Author Nell K. Duke, Ed.D. (Information in Action), recently wrote a post for Edutopia all about how to help elementary students evaluate online sources as they conduct...

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Five Super Reader Commitments to Make the School Year Unforgettable

Pam Allyn  August 23rd, 2016 
I'm recommending five commitments we can all make, as teachers, families and administrators.

Independent Reading: A Reading Achievement Game-Changer

Laura Robb  August 19th, 2016 
Research is clear about the benefits of independent reading of self-selected books in elementary, middle, and high school.

Reading Roundup: A Few Great Articles on Books & Reading

Julia Graeper  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,...

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New Year, New School: Building a Culture of Literacy

Stephanie Brant  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.

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.

Teacher Training Programs: How Can We Really Be Prepared?

Allison Tallman  July 27th, 2016 
Teachers should leave their programs with a toolbox of strategies that work and activities to try on the first day of school.

Learning Supports: Is it Really New?

W.L. 'Trey' Holladay  July 25th, 2016 
We know that we must support the whole child as we set goals for our students’ academic success.

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.

What I Learned in My First Year as Superintendent

Dana West  July 18th, 2016 
I’m the first to admit I didn’t know what to expect from my first year as superintendent, but I have put together some reflections and lessons-learned from the last year.

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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