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All about adolescent literacy. Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.
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The Wimpy Kid Meets the National Ambassador

The Wimpy Kid Meets the National Ambassador

Gene sits down for a lively conversation with Wimpy Kid author (and bookstore owner) Jeff Kinney.

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Independece with AT

Independece with Assistive Tech

Ways to use assistive technology to a student's independence while in school and as they transition to college or work.

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Meet Rita Williams-Carcia

Meet Rita Williams-Carcia

Learn about the origins of One Crazy Summer, deep research for her books, and what she does to push through writer's block.

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A Day in the Life of a Teen with Dyslexia

A Day in the Life of a Teen with Dyslexia

A visual guide to see how dyslexia can affect a high-schooler’s daily life. (From our partner, Understood).

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Assistive Tech Glossary

Assistive Tech Glossary

Learn the "language" of assistive technology and be an informed advocates for a child's technology needs.

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Featured Strategy

Featured reading comprehension strategy

SQ3R (Survey-Question-Read-Recite-Review)

Often categorized as a study strategy, SQ3R helps students "get it" the first time they read a text by teaching students how to read and think like an effective reader.
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Featured Resources

Center on Technology and Disability Center on Technology and Disability

Find a wealth of free webinars, articles, guides, training materials, and more — all about assistive technology to support students with learning disabilities.
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Scaffolding Silent Reading to Boost Comprehension

Learn how to teach students a set of prompts or procedures to use as they read. This helps students to engage in careful reading but gradually releases to them the responsibility for using a variety of cognitive strategies. Sample lesson included!
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Blog: School Matters

For Teachers: The Most Powerful Question

The one simple question that begins the process of allowing one teacher to learn what another teacher has often spent considerable time and trouble learning.
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Featured Glossary Term

Affix

The part of a word that is "fixed to" either the beginning of the word (prefix) or the ending of the word (suffix). For example, the word disrespectful has two affixes, a prefix (dis-) and a suffix (-ful)
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Research & News

New Evidence That Students' Beliefs About Their Brains Drive Learning
Education Next

Boys Read Better When There Are More Girls in Class, Study Finds
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