Literacy

Proverbs in Disguise: An Excerpt from The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, 6th Edition

EDWARD B. FRYE PH.D. (1925–2010), was Professor Emeritus of Education at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Internationally known for his Readability Graph, Fry was the author of more than 30 books. JACQUELINE E. KRESS is a tenured Professor … Read more.

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Free On-Demand Workshop! 3 Keys to Building Powerful Academic Language

We recently partnered with PCG Education to bring you an on-demand workshop that focuses on the three important components of a robust academic language program: complex texts, independent reading, and text-based vocabulary instruction. In this 45-minute workshop, English Language Arts … Read more.

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The Benefits of Dialogic Reading: An Excerpt from Tap, Click, Read

LISA GUERNSEY is a journalist and director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project at New America. MICHAEL LEVINE, PHD, is a child development and policy expert and founding director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. … Read more.

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Check out our new fall releases!

Fall has arrived–and so have several of our new books! As you settle into the rhythm of another new school year, take some time to enjoy a new book. We’ve got a little something for everyone. Tap, Click, Read shows … Read more.

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The Science of Superpowers: An Excerpt from STEM to Story by 826 National

826 NATIONAL is a network of nonprofit creative writing and after-school tutoring centers dedicated to supporting students, ages 6 to 18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and writing skills, and to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. … Read more.

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Every Teacher is a Language Teacher

  Jeff Zwiers is a senior researcher at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. He consults internationally on language and literacy instruction, curriculum development, and teacher education program development. He is the author of Building Academic Language.Please visit him at: www.jeffzwiers.org Every … Read more.

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12 Useful Literacy Resources in Honor of International Literacy Day

  September 8 is International Literacy Day! How will you and your students be celebrating? If you’d like to get your students more involved in reading and writing, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of our newest and most … Read more.

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Think Your Middle Schoolers Can’t Read Academic Journals? Think Again.

When it comes to literacy instruction, teachers want their students to be comfortable and confident in the classroom. Arcane or confusing texts can discourage students and make them feel incompetent. So we often provide students with an easy way out, … Read more.

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An Interview with Katie McKnight, Author of Common Core Literacy

Katie McKnight is a former classroom teacher and nationally recognized expert in literacy, inclusive classrooms, Common Core State Standards, and integrating technology in the 21st century classroom. She is currently a professor of secondary education at National Louis University and … Read more.

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Exit Tickets: A Sneak Peek at Literacy and the Common Core by Sarah Tantillo

Below is an excerpt from Sarah Tantillo’s new book, Literacy and the Common Core: Recipes for Action, which will be released at the end of this month. If you’re interested in learning more about Tantillo’s work, check out her website … Read more.

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