An article posted yesterday in the New York Times examined students’ performances in math and reading, finding that students are collectively performing better in math than in reading across a number of schools and districts. Two charter networks mentioned, Uncommon Schools and KIPP, have both reported that their students’ math scores were noticeably higher than their reading scores.
The article mentions that the new Common Core curriculum standards “could raise the bar in math”–but what about reading?
If you or teachers you know are having difficulties in getting your students up to speed in reading comprehension, there are a multitude of resources available. We have recently published several books for teachers aiming to improve students’ reading comprehension. With our books on literacy and on the Common Core English Language Arts standards, we’re doing what we can to help bridge the gap between students’ math and reading achievements.
Our best resources include:
Great Habits, Great Readers: A Practical Guide for K-4 Reading in the Light of Common Core (2013) — 9781118143957
Reading Without Limits: Teaching Strategies to Build Independent Reading for Life (2013) — 9781118472156