Find and share strategies for helping students read for knowledge, write coherently, and think critically about the written word.
- Hearing books read aloud benefits older students, enhancing language arts instruction and building a community of readers.
- A program that scaffolds math with reading and writing has a formerly struggling elementary school in the Bronx dramatically outperforming the state in math.
- Teachers are leveraging the power of gaming to turn even reluctant student writers into enthusiastic storytellers.
- Transferring ownership of the class word wall to the students can increase their engagement and learning.
- Young students can apply language skills to learn to 'read art,' including their own work.
- Demystify math word problems with this simple technique that helps kids see the story beyond the numbers.
- A mini-lesson and anchor chart for showing early elementary students how to monitor their comprehension as they read.
- A Title I school in the Bronx is dramatically improving student outcomes—one book at a time.
- 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.
- Suggestions from teachers who are working to offer students at every grade level book choices that represent their lives.
- Active strategies for annotation like collaborative work and illustration increase students’ comprehension and retention.
- Students need good reading skills not just in English but in all classes. Here are some ways you can help them develop those skills.
- A state Teacher of the Year shares her techniques for increasing the number of students who talk and share their ideas in class.
- Letting students choose books to read helps them develop a sense of autonomy and ownership over their learning.
- Sometimes students need a little push to activate their imaginations.