Literacy

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.

State Reading Conferences: A Fabulous PD Opportunity!

Maria Walther  September 28th, 2016 
In my mind, state reading conferences offer some of the best, most cost-effective and practical professional learning opportunities around.

Anything Can Be a Game

Allison Tallman  September 28th, 2016 
When I sit down to plan daily lessons and think about the activities in which students participate, I frequently ask myself, “How can these be games?”

How Leadership Inspires Literacy-Rich Classrooms

Kelli Cedo  September 27th, 2016 
Here are some of the conversations literacy leaders at my school are having around literacy.

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

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.

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.

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