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Literacy

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

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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.

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Martin Scorsese on the Importance of Visual Literacy

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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

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Sparking Curiosity and Solving Real-World Problems

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Journaling the Old-School Way

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Hacking Teens’ Desire to Impress Their Peers

You can get teens to work harder by giving them an audience they really care about—each other.

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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.

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Love Lessons

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

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Teaching Your Students to Read Like Pros

Seven strategies for helping readers become skilled comprehenders.

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20 Indispensable High School Reads

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

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Executive Skills and the Struggling Reader

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

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Igniting a Passion for Reading

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

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Brain Movies: When Readers Can Picture It, They Understand It

Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, brain-based teaching program developers and authors, encourage us to boost students' reading retention by training them to visualize meaning as well as paying attention to the words themselves.

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4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom

Writing is a universal thread that can unite all content areas. Check out these four tips to help bring writing into your math curriculum.

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7 Reading Readiness Apps for Special Needs Students

Here are seven apps to help special needs students toward reading readiness, touchscreen games that engage children through play with colors, shapes, animation, alphabet sequencing, and sentence structure.

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(Almost) Paperless Literature Circles

By giving students jobs like Passage Picker, Psychologist, and Wonderer within their literature circles, you can foster critical thinking in a clearly defined collaborative environment.

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Summer Reading for Educators: My Favorites

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips offers us his go-to list of what educators should be reading this summer.

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Pen Pals in the 21st Century

While many consider the pen pal an analog age artifact, blogger and teacher Lisa Mims demonstrates how this very human form of communication is alive and well in her classroom - and relevant to her curriculum.

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6 Strategies for Taking High-Quality Notes

Get your students thinking deeply while they’re taking notes—and show them how to make the most of those notes later.

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