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Why Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas is so Important

English teachers are skilled instructors of reading comprehension—a nebulous concept that requires several moving parts. Reading comprehension …

Self-image matters: Helping kids see themselves as readers

This is the last of five posts I am publishing this week by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, all dedicated to reading and based on his new book, “Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do.” The first post asked and answered the question of whether the Common Core State Standards …

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Reading Comprehension Bookmarks to Use While Reading Passages and Books

Included are 24 reading bookmarks for both comprehension skills and comprehension strategies. These reading comprehension bookmarks will help your …

Teaching

Writing Techniques To Improve Reading Comprehension

Periodically, I watch episodes of the TV show “Numb3rs” on Netflix just to pretend that I’m a math genius. My friend and I have made an inside joke …

Increasing ELL Student Reading Comprehension with Non-fiction Text

<i>Kids need to be able to learn to read text for meaning … (and ask themselves) "Do I know why I'm reading this? Do I know what information I'm looking</i> …

Fluency Instruction for Older Kids, Really?

<b>School Administrator:</b><p><i>Dr. Shanahan ... for grades 3-5 does it make sense to use classroom time to have students partner read? If our ultimate goal is</i> …

5 Tech Tools that Help Improve Reading Comprehension

Words are like teenagers.<p>They are manageable individually, but once they start hanging out with each other, it can be difficult to figure out how …

Education Technology

Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension

Teach This Lesson<p>Graphic organizers help students construct meaning. The following learning tools can be used with any book and across all grade …

What’s the Perfect Data Tool for Tracking and Developing Reading Comprehension?

Technology in School<p>What’s the Perfect Data Tool for Tracking and Developing Reading Comprehension?<p>By Melanie Stevens     Dec 17, 2015<p>Mary Jo …

Increase Reading Comprehension with Student Blogs

As students continue to progress through school, reading material becomes increasingly more difficult while comprehension can decline. There’s a …

Schools need advice on how to help students with reading difficulties

As students prepare to go back to school, it’s estimated that between 10% to 16% of those aged from five to 16 years will have reading difficulties …

5 Paperless Reading Comprehension Activities

The transition to more paperless learning activities is in the air. I'm not convinced that 100 percent paperless classrooms is right for every …

EdNext Podcast: Overcoming Knowledge Deficits to Boost Reading Comprehension – by Education Next

It is often said that, of the subjects taught in school, reading is first among equals – a prerequisite for success in any other area, especially as …

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Middle school librarian says: Let your teen fall in love with Frida and Diego. And reading.

For some readers, figuring out what to read next is easy. They’ll grab whatever is in reach. But not everybody is that reader. Some may really struggle trying to find a book that’s going to keep them hooked.<p>For teens even a little bit interested in art, fascinating characters, romance, politics, or …

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Why kids lose interest in reading as they get older

This is the third of five posts I am publishing this week by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, all dedicated to reading and based on his new book, “Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do.” The first post asked and answered the question of whether the Common Core State …

Teaching

Ep. 40 Integrating Differentiation In Your Classroom

<b>Ep. 40 Integrating Differentiation In Your Classroom</b><p><b>by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development</b><p>This is episode 40 of the</b> …

Education Technology

7 Ways to Help Your Child Find Meaning While Reading

Most parents understand the importance of reading with children when they are young. In fact, 18% of parents resolved to focus on reading more with …

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