Why reading strategy instruction belongs in every content area classroom

History, biology and other teachers need to teach their content and build knowledge AND teach reading strategies, opening students up to learn additional content from texts beyond what they learn from classroom lectures and hands-on experiences.

3 easy and inclusive ways to develop self-guided reading habits

Challenges that build community momentum, offer differentiated options, and reward success are key to encouraging independent reading.

How to support teachers who are adopting the science of reading

As an academic coach, I’ve been working with teachers in Suwanee County School District for years to deliver foundational literacy instruction—and the science of reading is simply the best research available into how students learn to read.

Book ban breakdown: Which titles are being removed and where

A citizen's challenge was so urgent that a special meeting of the Escambia County school board was held this week to consider removing a trio of books from the district's libraries and classrooms. 

Dual Language Literacy Strategies: Building Spanish and English Proficiency

Thursday, March 23 at 2 pm ET

Attend this interactive webinar to learn some best practices for teaching multilingual learners, and how to implement time-saving digital tools that can improve the effectiveness of dual language literacy instruction.

300 picture books most-banned in schools describe our struggles for inclusion

Many of the picture books yanked from school shelves tell the true stories of civil rights or LGBTQ experiences while some are simply "lighthearted fiction about animals or babies."

Kids’ books about beloved baseball heroes fall prey to K12 censors

Black baseball legends Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, and Roberto Clemente—and their triumphs in the face of racism—are apparently not appropriate reading for students in one large Florida district.

Superintendents, are you sick of the culture wars? So are many parents

A majority of parents say the culture wars—i.e., banning books and stifling 'woke' agendas—are much less important than academic advancement and school safety, according to a new survey.

If ChatGPT were a high school student, how would it perform? Let’s find out

Out of curiosity, we asked the chatbot to perform several tasks that your average high school student might be given in the subjects of history, writing and math. Needless to say, it outdid itself.

Empower Educators to Teach with the Science of Reading

Thursday, February 23 at 2 pm ET

Attend this webinar to learn some key insights to help you empower educators throughout your school or district to teach literacy more effectively using the science of reading.

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