Literacy

Helping students learn to read like investigators (and a giveaway!)

Alexandra Wladich  September 30th, 2014 

“Close reading can’t wait until seventh grade or junior year in high school. It needs to find its niche in kindergarten and the years just beyond if we mean to build...

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Free classroom resources for Hispanic Heritage Month

Alexandra Wladich  September 23rd, 2014 

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15- October 15) is a time to recognize the many contributions of Latinos to life in the United States and learn about the cultures and...

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Why you shouldn’t miss your state reading conference (and a giveaway!)

Maria Walther  September 17th, 2014  Comments • 6

 What makes attending a state reading conference so special? The energy and enthusiasm. When you gather thousands of teachers who want to improve their craft you find...

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Back-to-school book recommendations for kids

Tyler Reed  August 27th, 2014 

The experts at Scholastic Instructor magazine have curated a great list of "Back-to-School Reads" for the latest issue. The list includes books for kids in grades PreK-8...

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A teacher talks about life in the classroom

Suzanne McCabe  August 15th, 2014 

Genia Connell, a top Scholastic blogger, teaches third grade in Michigan's Troy School District. On Wednesday, August 20, Connell will address new and aspiring teachers at...

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"If someone is telling you not to read something, run out and read it!"

Suzanne McCabe  August 13th, 2014 

Monday, August 18, marked the start of Teacher Week @ Scholastic. This year's speakers included Dr. Timothy Rasinski, who discussed "The Essentials of Developing Reading...

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Register today: Teacher Week @ Scholastic

Alexandra Wladich  July 17th, 2014 

Attention all teachers! If you will be in the NYC area August 18-21, be sure to register for Teacher Week @ Scholastic. This free-four...

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She carried Harry Potter across the ocean and other tales of a children's book editor

Suzanne McCabe  June 27th, 2014 

The license plate that watches over Cheryl Klein and her computer belonged to her grandfather, Philip Sadler, a “Kid-Lit” original. It is an expression of the love of...

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How to run a great end-of-year literacy event

Rande Bynum  June 23rd, 2014 

With the school year wrapping up for most students, what better way to celebrate than with a family literacy event? It is a great way to bring families together to...

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Life, death and the stories in between

Suzanne McCabe  June 9th, 2014 

Books teach us about life and its corollary, death. We try to make sense of the splendor and the ruin around us by turning to great works of literature. Often, those works...

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Peer-to-peer sharing: When students spread reading love

Janiel Wagstaff  May 29th, 2014  Comments • 1

Great power for spreading the joy of reading lies within the hands of our students. As teachers we read aloud passionately several times daily, give gotta’-get-my-hands-on...

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Don't underestimate the importance of knowledge

Tyler Reed  May 15th, 2014 

I could read with a fairly high level of understanding a complicated paper analyzing education policy or corporate communications strategies or a Major League Baseball...

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Try this: Create fun summer reading lists for your students or children

Rande Bynum  May 12th, 2014 

Reading during the summer has always felt special to me. I love scanning the summer book lists that people create for recommendations. They’re usually themed or organized...

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IRA: A cheat sheet

Suzanne McCabe  May 9th, 2014 

If you’re attending the annual convention of the International Reading Association in New Orleans this weekend (May 9-12), you may be overwhelmed by the possibilities—so...

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Meet the 2014 National Teacher of the Year

Anne Sparkman  May 5th, 2014 

It seems only appropriate to kick off Teacher Appreciation Week by congratulating the newly named National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb. 

Different strokes: Allowing for creativity

Suzanne McCabe  May 2nd, 2014 

According to Peter DeWitt and other educators, “learning styles” are a myth. No more distinguishing between auditory and visual learners. Children learn best, brain...

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Honoring students for outstanding academic success

Alexandra Wladich  April 28th, 2014 

Through the work we do here at Scholastic, I am constantly reminded of the increasing number of obstacles to learning that many students face -- from learning disabilities...

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Differentiating instruction with Laura Robb

Alexandra Wladich  April 21st, 2014 

Last week, Laura Robb, Scholastic educational consultant and author of Unlocking Complex Texts, and

Go-to articles and resources on the summer slide

Tyler Reed  April 15th, 2014 

The International Reading Association (IRA) held a fantastic Twitter chat last week on the topic of stopping the summer slide.

Below is a list of go-to links and...

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Let’s clarify: Standards or curriculum?

Allison Wolfe  April 9th, 2014 

Whether you love the Common Core or hate the Common Core, recent debates about an unclear, frustrating math problem have led to confusion in more than just math.

An ode to New Jersey poets

Suzanne McCabe  April 2nd, 2014 

The title seems like an oxymoron. But my home state has more than its share of poets.

For starters, there's Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Dorothy Parker...

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Putting a stop to red ink in the classroom

Alexandra Wladich  April 2nd, 2014 

Colors are a form of nonverbal communication. The color red is generally associated with passion or anger and green is often described as calm and safe. According to...

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Repeated read alouds may lead to reading success for young children

Timothy Rasinski  March 24th, 2014  Comments • 1

More than 50 years ago, Dr. Dolores Durkin studied children who learned to read before starting school. She reported that one of the most consistent findings among these...

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Fisher and Frey on fostering collaborative conversations

Allison Wolfe  March 20th, 2014 

Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey shared a wealth of knowledge with teachers, leaders, and curriculum developers at the ASCD Conference last weekend. In “Collaborative...

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Plenty of teaching resources for Women's History Month

Anne Sparkman  March 18th, 2014 

We may have passed the Ides of March but there is still plenty of time to celebrate Women's History Month. If you are still looking for resources to help you in the...

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