George Lucas Educational Foundation

Literacy

Find and share strategies for helping students read for knowledge, write coherently, and think critically about the written word.

PrintPrint
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Share

8 Strategies to Keep Informational Reading Fun

Pique students' interest and excitement about informational reading by focusing their attention on how to use what they're learning rather than on how they're reading.

7 Tips to Make Running Records Manageable and Useful

Track your students' progress as readers with scheduled practice, an understanding of each student's cuing system, immediate feedback, and comprehension questions to check for understanding.

5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book

Research shows that children want assistance with finding a reading book. While your students search the stacks, here's some helpful tips for teachers.

Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

In order to accommodate students with dyslexia, general education teachers must understand what the condition is and what alternate means work best for accessing information.

Discuss

Low-Stakes Writing: Writing to Learn, Not Learning to Write

Last comment 1 week 4 days ago
14 810 16,693 views

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

Last comment 3 weeks 2 days ago
67 62 51,077 views

(Almost) Paperless Literature Circles

Last comment 3 weeks 5 days ago
7 1,272 38,868 views

New Study Shows the Impact of PBL on Student Achievement

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 07:30
16 1,423 10,337 views

New Study Shows the Impact of PBL on Student Achievement

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 07:30
16 1,423 10,337 views

Birmingham Covington: Building a Student-Centered School

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 14:00
40 10,114 26,646 views

Browse

A young woman uses a cardboard virtual reality headset.
Article

Ripping Learning off the Page

Virtual reality headsets and 360-degree videos are cheap—or even free!—tools you can use to help students experience distant places and the lives of others.

1 141 1,381 views
Photo of an open book with two pages curled to resemble a heart
Article

Love Lessons

Valentine’s Day is a great time to get students thinking critically about a complex human emotion.

1 712 2,039 views
photograph of a young girl reading a book
Article

Teaching Your Students to Read Like Pros

Seven strategies for helping readers become skilled comprehenders.

2 2,622 11,929 views
Image of the covers of the books in the list
Article

20 Indispensable High School Reads

We asked our community which works of literature were must-reads for high schoolers. Here are your top picks.

11 10,630 44,848 views
photograph of elementary school students reading from books
Article

Executive Skills and the Struggling Reader

Learn how executive skills—like working memory and cognitive flexibility—play an essential role in reading.

8 1,757 18,188 views
circle of books from above
Article

Igniting a Passion for Reading

A veteran English teacher on the importance of choice, plus three tactics to keep high school readers engaged.

6 1,407 10,465 views
Two young students discuss a poem.
Article

Digging Deeper in a Poetry Unit

A teacher’s journey from covering the basics of poetry to helping students discover why poems matter.

9 400 3,986 views

Pages

Article

Five Tips for Getting the ESL Student Talking

Marc Anderson, co-founder and CEO of TalktoCanada.com, offers five strategies for engaging English-language learners.

15 1,210 76,987 views
A closeup, waist up, of a female teacher standing in a school hallway. She's looking directly at the camera, her arms crossed, wearing a closed mouth smile. She's wearing a black blouse over a white, collared, button up.
Article

Talking in the Hallway: 3 Questions Principals Should Be Asking

Principals could use casual interactions with the school population to promote literacy, emphasize that student and staff ideas matter, and actually invite those ideas.

5 3,311 69,762 views
A black and white image of a young, long-haired woman sitting on the floor against a white wall, looking towards two other women sitting on the floor.
Article

Questioning That Deepens Comprehension

Scaffold students' thinking about complex texts by asking what the text says, how it works, what it means, and what it inspires them to do.

7 10,989 69,762 views
Illustration of various characters rising out of the pages of an open book
Article

Young Adult Novels That Teach a Growth Mindset

Use these novels to teach learning from loss and overcoming adversity to your middle schoolers and high school freshmen.

53 28,981 68,150 views
Article

To Teach Effective Writing, Model Effective Writing

Edutopia blogger David Cutler believes that the best writing teachers model writing for their students. He suggests six strategies, including continuing to hone your own craft and demonstrating the value of sharing finished work.

27 533 66,523 views
Article

Design 101 for Educators: Choose Your Fonts Carefully

Jason Cranford Teague, author and observer, makes the case that your students' ability to retain information is connected to the fonts they're seeing on the page or screen.

6 218 65,527 views
Teacher writing with a pencil surrounded by five young engaged students
Article

Teaching Students the Skills of Expert Readers

The seven strategies of highly skilled readers include activating, summarizing, monitoring and clarifying, visualizing and organizing, searching and selecting, questioning, and inferring.

6 1,395 53,070 views

Pages