Literacy

What I Tell Students When They Say They Don’t Like To Read

What I Tell Students When They Say They Don’t Like To Read by Terry Heick When students say they ‘don’t like reading,’ the first thing I do is skip the preaching and try to relate–to meet them where they are, so to speak. Something like this. [8th grade male, pouting] Them: “I hate reading.” Me: […]
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This Is The Future And Reading Is Different Than You Remember

This Is The Future And Reading Is Different Than You Remember by Terry Heick If one thing changes, everything changes. Reading, for example—it has changed because writing has changed. Writing has changed because the barriers to and means of publishing have changed. Publishing has changed because technology changed, which itself changed because technology begets technology […]

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Why So Many Students Dislike Reading

Why So Many Students Dislike Reading by Terry Heick We tend to teach reading in a very industrial way in the United States. We focus on giving kids “tools” and “strategies” to “make” sense of a text. To “take it apart.” To look for the “author’s purpose”—to bounce back and forth between a main idea, […]
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7 Tips For Parents Of Struggling Readers

7 Tips For Parents Of Struggling Readers Literacy starts and ends at home. Teachers instruct, support, promote, and provide, but if the bulk of the reading and writing isn’t done at home for authentic purposes and self-directed recreation, it will always be a matter of academic proficiency. Which is like food being a matter of […]
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How We Created A Reading Program For Urban Students In Poverty

How We Created A Reading Program For Urban Students In Poverty by Lynette Guastaferro, Executive Director at Teaching Matters How did we create a reading program for students  with unique leads? Good question. We saw a need for a reading program for students in poverty, so through combination of teacher empowerment and a focus on […]

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12 Tools To Find Quality Reading Passages For Your Classroom

12 Tools To Find Quality Reading Passages For Your Classroom contributed by Lisa Tanner Are you preparing your students to succeed in this high-tech world? As more media moves to the internet, digital literacy is an essential skill. Students must know how to locate, read, and understand information from the web. But how can teachers […]

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A Program for Professional Growth Based on Collaboration

Over the past three years, COERLL has been working on several projects that require participation from language instructors; a new realm for a language center accustomed to making language learning materials with small teams of faculty and graduate students.

What Writing Is & Is Not

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