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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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Excerpt from “Reading in the Wild:” Curating a Classroom Library

As you’ll read in the excerpt below, giving students a diverse library in the classroom involves more than an overstuffed bookshelf. Per the author, “The heart of a reading and writing workshop is the classroom library…[it] provides authentic material to … Read more.

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Summer Reading List for Teachers

Let’s face it: summer is too short. And you already have a massive pile of books that you want to read, not to mention the ones you “need” to read. So we won’t pile on too much. Below are our … Read more.

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PODCAST: What Are the Habits of Lifelong Readers, How Do We Instill Them?

Larry Ferlazzo talks with Donalyn Miller about close reading, Common Core, empowering students to be readers, and her popular reading books, The Book Whisperer, and Reading in the Wild. LISTEN HERE! Donalyn Miller has worked with a variety of upper … Read more.

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A View of Whole Novel Study from Start to Finish

Whole Novels for the Whole Class is a practical, field-tested guide to implementing a student-centered literature program that promotes critical thinking and literary understanding through the study of novels with middle school students. Rather than using novels simply to teach … Read more.

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8 Useful Literacy Resources in Honor of National Youth Literacy Day

August 26th is National Youth Literacy Day! How will you and your students be celebrating? If you or your students want to celebrate the day and have a little fun, our friends at 826 National have some cool writing projects for every day leading … Read more.

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Extend Professional Development by Engaging in Book Clubs

Book clubs aren’t only for casual reading between family, friends, and neighbors.  Through a book club aimed at professional development, educational professionals can work together to gain a deeper understanding of the most current writing on K-12 education. To get … Read more.

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Understanding Story Structure with Story Trails and History Maps, Grades K-5

Graphic Organizers are a useful tool for all teachers, regardless of the grade level they teach and the ability of their students. Organizing content in a graphic way helps facilitate stronger comprehension for all students.  Here are a couple sample … Read more.

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Testing 1, 2, 3: Crafting Reading Assessments

Reading assessments are a great tool for tracking how your students are doing in a number of different categories. By assessing frequently and on a regular basis, you can assess your students’ abilities from a collection of data gathered over time rather than … Read more.

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Reading: An Excerpt from Sarah Tantillo’s The Literacy Cookbook

“Reading is not like making Kool-Aid: you can’t just add water and stir.” The Literacy Cookbook is filled with classroom-tested techniques for teaching reading comprehension to even the most hard-to-reach students. The book offers a review of approaches that are … Read more.

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