Find and share strategies for helping students read for knowledge, write coherently, and think critically about the written word.
- Unless they understand words such as ‘symbolize’ and ‘connote,’ it’s difficult for students to analyze literature well.
- Some schools are changing the way they teach reading—based on research that shows background knowledge is more critical to comprehension than general skills like ‘finding the main idea.’37.3k
- Discussions that are centered in students' experiences spark more text-to-self connections and help students internalize concepts like empathy.3.3k
- The number one concern that I hear from educators is lack of time, particularly lack of instructional time with students. Although we can't entirely solve the time problem, we can mitigate it by carefully analyzing our use of class time.116.5k
- Many teachers demonstrate writing moves using model texts. Using their own writing can foster a strong classroom community as well as students’ writing skills.869
- These strategies can help students who are able to decode well but have difficulty understanding what they read—and they’re beneficial for all students.13.5k
- When it comes to nurturing kids’ love of reading, research suggests variety, choice—and encouragement to stretch—can make a difference.11.8k
- While there's not a lot of research on dysgraphia yet, there are a few signs you should look out for, and some evidence-based tactics to help kids with the writing condition.15.1k