Tag: literacy

Designing Learning Ecologies

How did you spend much of 2020? Hours...

Study Shows Brain’s Innate Capacity for Reading

The human brain is predisposed to visualizing words, even before individuals acquire literacy, according to a team of...

Illiteracy Costs U.S. $300.8 Billion a Year

A new report estimates that illiteracy costs the U.S. approximately $300.8 billion per year. According to the "Economic Cost and Social Impact of Illiteracy" report,...

A Revised Composing Process

Remember during a test when you were staring at the ceiling in elementary school, and the teacher asked you if the answer was on...

Fostering Language and Literacy Development

Literacy is essential for success in school and in life beyond school. The ability to read and write well provides individuals with untold opportunities...

Literacy Education in 2023

If you were tasked to pick one word to guide your work as a literacy changemaker in the new year, what would it be?...

Paul Krugman and the Power of Science Fiction

“My mind is so free and unburdened that I am fixing to clean up my desk.”Flannery O’ConnerQuoted by Susan Ohanian, Books Day by Day,...

Declaring Literacy as a Fundamental and Global Civil Right

For decades, educators and parents have been fighting illiteracy. Research indicates that 95% of children can learn how to read with evidence-based instruction. However,...

Cuéntame: Meg Medina named Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Award-winning Cuban-American author Meg Medina has today been announced as the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.  Notable for her Merci Suárez...

Young Readers Struggle in Different Ways

Many children struggle to learn to read, and...
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