In her last post, Next Step Guided Reading Assessment co-author Maria Walther shared her ideas about...Read more
The following essay was first printed as the closing comments in Lester Laminack (2009)"Unwrapping the Read Aloud: Making Every Read Aloud Experience Intentional and...Read more
Award-winning children's book author Carmen Agra Deedy is scheduled to deliver the opening keynote at Scholastic Education's 2016 Reading Summit on February 14th. In...Read more
The Scholastic Education Reading Summit brings together school leaders for a three-day conference focused on literacy and building powerful, joyful results-drive...Read more
Poet, educator and author Kwame Alexander, in anticipation of joining Scholastic and speaking at our Scholastic Education 2016 Reading Summit next week, has penned the...Read more
If you asked most of the teachers I know, “What is your favorite time of the day?” I believe many would answer—reading aloud. In my 30 years of teaching first grade, I...Read more
The ability to read is something many of us take for granted. It is something we learned long ago and practice so often that it seems almost an innate human function. And...Read more
These are challenging times and I think we can all agree that there should be more hours in the day. Work, commuting, errands, cooking, staying on top of the household...Read more
At Scholastic News, one of our goals is to cover complex news topics for kids in a way they can understand without feeling overwhelmed.
I have just invited eighth grade students to select books and find comfortable places to read them. During the first ten minutes, Adam does everything in his power to...Read more
As editor of Scholastic Administr@tor magazine, one of the best parts of my job is meeting inspiring educators and learning about what they are doing and how it is working...Read more
The mid-point in the school year is a great opportunity for school and district leaders to step back and do an evaluation of standards that may not have been mastered by...Read more
We've had plenty to talk about in 2015 -- from testing to read alouds to ESSA, our new federal education law.
Here are five big education stories that kept my...Read more
Today President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); the reauthorization of President Johnson’s 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This...Read more
Whatever holiday you celebrate this winter season, you can have fun involving your children in the preparations and build their literacy skills at the same time! Consider...Read more
“Comprehension” is a word that teachers use all the time: Jake’s comprehension is weak; Talia can’t comprehend nonfiction; David comprehends everything he reads. ...Read more
In today’s education world, teachers are completely surrounded by data, but in many ways, we are left wondering how to apply it to our teaching practices. Because testing...Read more
Educational challenges are abundant wherever resources are scarce. When policy makers and education leaders attempt to address those barriers, they tend to focus on...Read more
In recent years, community leaders around the country have placed a growing emphasis on early childhood education, recognizing that a solid foundation of language and...Read more
Pam Allyn and Ernest Morrell are the co-authors Every Child a Super Reader, a new book from Scholastic that empowers educators, giving them the tools to...Read more
Last month, Scholastic hosted a gathering of "family and community engagement" leaders from schools and communities across the country at its annual Scholastic FACE...Read more
Anyone who has spent time with me or follows me on social media knows I care deeply about creating positive library experiences for children and teachers.