Literacy

Four Fruitful Strategies to Teach Evidence-Based Writing

Alan Sitomer  February 23rd, 2017 

Be focused about your teaching objective and work to build confidence in developing young writers by building skills one-smart-step-at-a-time.

Riveting Read-Alouds (How and Why to Read Aloud with Older Students)

Janet Allen  February 21st, 2017 

Reading aloud can make a significant impact on the literacy achievement of all children, even those who are already independent readers. 

The Media: Separating Fact from Fiction

Suzanne McCabe  February 13th, 2017 

The critical-thinking skills kids develop in school can help them become thoughtful, curious, and media-literate individuals.

Top 5 Tips for Hosting Read Alouds on World Read Aloud Day

Pam Allyn  February 9th, 2017 

Join us as we celebrate the power of reading aloud on World Read Aloud Day this February 16, 2017

Kids & Family Reading Report: The Latest Research

Richard Robinson  January 31st, 2017 
The Kids & Family Reading Report helps us understand how we as adults can support children as they first learn to read, and then love to read.

What's So Magic About Rime Magic?

Sharon Zinke  January 19th, 2017 
My sixth graders announced to me that I had to call the word work we were doing magic. “It’s MAGIC, Ms. Zinke! No, really, you have to call it that!”

Empower Students through Independent Reading

Nicole Bosworth Ed.D  January 18th, 2017 
Successful independent reading practices are not supplemental; rather, they are integrated into all literacy instruction and every classroom and home environment.

Predictions: Five Big Education Stories in 2017

Michael Haggen  December 29th, 2016 
Michael Haggen, Chief Academic Officer, Scholastic Education, predicts the top education stories in 2017.

Roundup: Five Big Education Stories in 2016

Julia Graeper  December 29th, 2016 
Here are our picks for the five most salient education stories of the past year.

Help Your Teachers Create 21st Century Classrooms

Evan Robb  December 22nd, 2016 
You can motivate and engage teachers by having them learn during faculty meetings in ways that you want their students to learn.

Tell Us: What Education Topics & Trends Are Most Important to You? (Including a giveaway!)

Julia Graeper  December 14th, 2016 
What do you want to read more about on EDU? I invite you to take an edu@scholastic reader survey, and enter to win a giveaway!

Making the Most of Real-Time Reading Data

Kelli Cedo  December 8th, 2016 
To support students in small group instruction, teachers must have real-time data that relates to fluency, decoding, and comprehension.

Promoting Literacy Among New York City's Homeless

Karen Shaffer  November 22nd, 2016 
Through our partnership with public libraries, we’ve been able to develop library programs that did not exist before, and which bring stability to the lives of children and... Read more

Sharing Immigration Stories at Thanksgiving

Leticia Guzman ...  November 21st, 2016 
I see it as my responsibility to ensure that every single student, no matter what country they come from or what language they speak, has access to a quality education.

Teacher & Principal School Report: Barriers to Equity in Education

Greg Worrell  November 16th, 2016 
Greg Worrell, President, Scholastic Education, joins edu@scholastic to discuss research findings around barriers to equity in education from the Teacher & Principal... Read more

Teacher & Principal School Report: Equity in Education

Richard Robinson  November 15th, 2016 
The Teacher & Principal School Report: Equity in Education, a national survey of teachers and principals will be released on November 16.

See you at NCTE!

Julia Graeper  November 14th, 2016 
We'll be at NCTE, of course, and are excited to talk with educators from across the country about literacy and learning!

Student-Led Discussions Develop 21st-Century Learning Skills

Laura Robb  November 11th, 2016 
For students to develop the 21st-century skills that prepare them for further education and a job market that requires strong literacy, they need the 4Cs: collaboration,... Read more

What I'm Reading—Jeff Wilhelm

Jeffrey D. Wilhelm  November 9th, 2016 

Jeffrey Wilhelm's book Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want and Why We Should Let Them (co-authored with Michael W. Smith) has been awarded...

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Expert advice: Reading Club Editors on Building Your Classroom Library

Julia Graeper  October 27th, 2016 
Today we are joined by three Scholastic Reading Club editors who have tips for building a classroom library full of books that are just right for kids of all ages.

Thank you for focusing on reading, reasoning and clear thinking

Richard Robinson  October 20th, 2016 
Today, on Scholastic's birthday, we thank you.

My Mission Moment

Jackie Martin  October 13th, 2016 
What I really heard was, “Ms. Martin, I just haven’t found the right book yet, please help me!”

Let's Talk Word Sorts

Janiel Wagstaff  October 10th, 2016 
Let’s talk word sorts. If you’re using them in your classroom, you already LOVE them. But, of course, sometimes problems arise.

Students Vote—Then and Now

Suzanne McCabe  October 7th, 2016 
Young readers still have the opportunity to make their voices heard. By participating in the Scholastic Student Vote, they can get a taste of what it means to live in a... Read more

What I'm Reading—Maria Walther

Maria Walther  October 4th, 2016 
To spark students' thinking, we read humorous titles, nonfiction texts, and stories with complex themes and ideas.

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