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Performance Reading

Rationale<p>Performance reading, or fluent oral reading, can be practiced when young students join in a repeated reading of a book with memorable …

Universal Design for Learning: Meeting the Needs of All Students

Katherine, a speech-language pathologist in a large elementary school, works hard to provide appropriate and relevant services to students in general …

Flipped Classrooms and Flipped Lessons: What Does It Mean for Parents?

What is a flipped classroom?<p>A flipped classroom flips, or reverses, traditional teaching methods. Traditionally, the teacher talks about a topic at …

Differentiated Instruction for Reading

What does it look like for reading?<p>Differentiation strategies applied to reading can be designed to help students learn a range of skills including, …

Pedagogy

Using Graphic Organizers in Literature-Based Science Instruction

Grade-level modifications<p>K–2nd Grade<p>Eric Carle's (1986) classic picture book <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> is often read aloud by teachers in the …

Preparing 21st Century Learners

Today's young learner will grow up in world much different from the one her parents grew up in. Our interconnected and digital world demands a lot of …

Literature-Based Teaching in Science: Q&A Reports

After telling her 2nd-grade class that they would be going on a field trip to the local aquarium, the teacher asked them if they had any questions. …

How to Teach Expository Text Structure to Facilitate Reading Comprehension

Over the past 60 years, reading comprehension has changed its emphasis from the mastery of skills and subskills that are learned by rote and …

Teaching

Use data to build better schools

How can we measure what makes a school system work? Andreas Schleicher walks us through the PISA test, a global measurement that ranks countries …

Teach teachers how to create magic

What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and …

Math 101: A reading list for lifelong learners

Ready to level up your working knowledge of math? Here’s what to read now — and next.<p>Math 101, with Jennifer Ouellette<p><b>First, start with these 5 books…</b><p>…

What I learned from teaching English in North Korea

Born and raised in Seoul, Suki Kim posed as an English teacher at an all-male university in Pyongyang run by evangelical Christians; she spent six …

Why boys should read girl books

<i>Anna Parini</i><p>The other day, I got rejected. It wasn’t over love, but nevertheless it stung: a middle school declined my offer to speak to their kids …

Reading on a Screen Instead of Paper Might Influence Your Comprehension

Your reading comprehension might be directly influenced by your preference for paper or pixels, new research revealed.<p>According to a new study …

Building Knowledge in the Common Core Era

CCSS-ELA Shift 3 states that students need to be, “<b>building knowledge</b> through content-rich nonfiction.”<p><b>Is this shift making a case for an integrated</b> …

Cognitive Computing - Mindfulness in Schools

Seven of the Nation's Leading Technology Institutions Unveil Cognitive Computing Courses Leveraging IBM Watson<p>In Fall, 2014, New Courses Will Inspire …

Cognitive Computing

The effects of high/low interactive electronic storybooks on elementary school students’ reading motivation, story comprehension and chromatics concepts - ScienceDirect

•<p>Emphasis on interactive features in E-books can facilitate student learning.<p>•<p>Interactive storybooks improve motivation, comprehension, and chromatic …