Why should we keep reading aloud to kids even when they can already "read on their own?" This talk demonstrates the magic of read aloud and reminds us all wh...
An interaction with a student prompts an elementary teacher to revamp her classroom library to make it more inclusive.
When it comes to leveled texts, teachers and administrators make some missteps that can negatively impact students' growth as readers. Here's what to do instead.
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This collection of videos shows how teachers effectively and joyfully implement the EL Education K-5 Language Arts Curriculum. To explore our curriculum, please visit Curriculum.ELEducation.org.
The assignment is a personal "I Am From" poem, detailing their personal lives and cultural roots, highlighting sensory language.
Students in Andrew Hossack's fifth-grade class at Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo, NY, use close reading strategies to determine the main idea and important details from a newspaper article about t
Strengthening Student Educational Outcomes (SSEO), ESSB 5946 (2013) and amended by SSB 5803 (2015) included several school and district mandates related to K-4 literacy. The 2015-16 school year was
Along with creating an innovative assessment, Smarter Balanced is committed to an unprecedented level of transparency, so that anyone who is interested can see exactly how the test is made. On this pa
The need for these books goes beyond curriculum: Reading these stories will make our students better humans.
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The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.
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A summary of 8 best practices in note-taking, straight from the research.
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What is Socratic Seminar? Socratic seminars continue the tradition of Socrates, the classical Greek philosopher who taught his followers by asking questions. Today, Socratic dialogue can transform st
Socratic seminars have been around, obviously, since the days of Socratics. I believe they are an underutilized but powerful instructional strategy. In the Socratic method of education, teachers en…
Want your students to have rich, complex conversations about the texts they read? This method leads to the kinds of classroom discussions you thought only happened in college.
This practice guide provides four recommendations for teaching foundational reading skills to students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Each recommendation includes implementation steps and solution
The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE) conducts unbiased large-scale evaluations of education programs and practices supported by federal funds, such as Reading Fi
Wolfe and Nevills (2004) describe the brain as a hierarchy of low-level decoding skills and high-level comprehension-making skills. They write that at “the higher levels are the neural systems that pr
Power strategies to launch your guided reading groups.
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I have the greatest success in engaging students when I make deliberate connections between my students' most popular interests and the "stuff" of my class.
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Readers can get into a Catch 22: To improve requires much practice, but it's hard to get motivated to practice without success.
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Text structure should be taught starting in the primary grades.
You spend hours marking and commenting on student work, and then they don't even read your feedback. The solution is all in how you time it.
The ability to tell a good story is one of the things that makes human beings extraordinary. Here's the process I used to teach my own students how to do it.
Using checklists and achievement charts is effective in supporting student learning and encourages students to play an active role in the learning process.
If any Edutopia blogger could dream up making a checklist of checklists, it would be Todd Finley. Teachers, prepare to get organized!
Welcome to the Center on Instruction, your gateway to a cutting-edge collection of scientifically based research and information on K-12 instruction in reading, math, science, special education, and E
RTINetwork.org guides educators and families in the effective implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) as a means to improve educational outcomes for all students.
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The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (“the standards”) represent the next generation of K–12 standards design Appendix A, B, C
ESHB 2224 This page provides updates and information about the implementation of ESHB 2224 with an FAQ about 10th grade testing. The following document provides specific information about the shift to
For our entire 4th quarter, we are diving into identity and how it fits within our social comprehension guided by the work of the incredible new book from Sara K. Ahmed, Being the Change. As we st…
This organized and invaluable tool leads to articles, assessments, books, printables, lessons, Parent Pipelines, and Ready Reference Guides for each skill and strategy.
There are a number of ways to support the language and literacy development of English language learners (ELLs) that also allow students to participate more fully in classroom activities and lessons.
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