Tag: reading

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U.S. Upholds Constitutional Right to Literacy

The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled that all U.S. students have a right to a basic minimum education under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment and...

All You Need is Read

Dianne Henderson and Gene Kerns offer practical strategies to help all students reap the benefits of reading A new report says that nearly half of kids read for less than 15 minutes per day. No...

Bridging the Gap with Lindie Lou

The Lindie Lou Adventure Series books are charming, educational chapter books written at a second-grade reading level by author Jeanne Bender. Used in schools and libraries nationwide, the series helps readers bridge the gap...

Audio Dissection

Language is as much a skill as it is a subject. Therefore, language learning must involve not only vocabulary and grammar study, but also practice and training of the skills necessary to communicate in...

Literacy Starts in the Library

Literacy is the foundation of everything we do for our learners. Reading is a required skill for every subject, whether it is science, English, math, or social studies. If this foundation is...

Two Teams Share $7M Adult Literacy XPRIZE

XPRIZE, in partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, has announced two grand prize winners of the Adult Literacy XPRIZE, a multi-year, multi-phase competition focused on...

Preschool Reading Boosts Language Skills by Eight Months

A new review of existing research finds that receptive language skills—the ability to understand information – are improved by the equivalent of eight months of development when preschool youngsters read with someone who...

Helpful Resources for Preservice and In-Service Teachers and Academics

Routledge’s books for K–12 world language teachers include The World Language Teacher’s Guide to Active Learning, 2nd Edition: Strategies and Activities for Increasing Student...

Have Fun Learning

If kids are having fun while learning a language, it is much more likely they will enjoy it and want to keep learning. One language-learning startup that takes this to heart is Linguacious, an...

Decoding Versus Cognitive Ability

Terrie L. Noland believes we need to understand the automaticity of executing lower-level reading processes in order to master higher-level comprehension Automaticity is necessary in everything we do to enable us to move to higher-order thinking skills and perform tasks...
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