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12 Teaching Moves of a Strategic Teacher

12 Teaching Moves of a Strategic Teacher

Research demonstrates the effectiveness of these 12 strategic teaching moves that can be used with the whole class, small group of just one student.

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Reading Narrative Texts

Reading Narrative Texts

Learn effective scaffolding strategies to introduce narrative form in your classroom.

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Meet Web Cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu

Meet Web Cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu

At the Emerald City Comic-Con in Seattle, Gene meets up with Ngozi Ukazu, creator of the popular web comic, Check Please!

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Award-Winning Books for Tweens and Teens

Award-Winning Books for Tweens and Teens

A look at some of the unique and trailblazing titles that resonated with the Coretta Scott King Committee, YALSA's Best Books for Young Adults and Printz Award Committees.

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How to Scaffold Mindful Silent Reading

How to Scaffold Mindful Silent Reading

Meet Tonya Bolden, the award-winning author of more than 20 books for young people.

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Featured Strategy

Featured reading comprehension strategy

Seed Discussion

A Seed Discussion is a two-part strategy used to teach students how to actively engage in discussions about assigned readings.
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Featured Resource

How to Support Immigrant Students and Families: Strategies for School

More than 50 strategies that educators, staff, and administrators can use to ensure that schools and early childhood settings remain safe, welcoming places for immigrant students and their families. Learn how you can become a mentor >

A Day in the Life of a Teen With Dyslexia

For teenagers with dyslexia, every class can be a struggle because they all involve some aspect of reading and spelling. Dyslexia is also connected to some social, emotional and behavioral issues. Use this visual guide to see how dyslexia can affect a high-schooler’s daily life.

Blog: School Matters

ExtraOrdinary Districts Need Extraordinary School Leaders. How Do We Get Them?

If principals are key to school and district improvement, then how do we ensure that principals are prepared to improve schools so that all children — no matter their background — learn and succeed?
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Featured Glossary Term

Thematic Teaching

Thematic teaching is interdisciplinary teaching that organizes instruction around, and delivers curriculum through, the exploration of major topics or themes.
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Research & News

U.S. High School Grad Rate Reaches Another All-Time High. But What Does It Mean?
Education Week

Why We're Teaching Reading Comprehension In A Way That Doesn't Work

Reflection on ILA’s "Expanding the Canon" Brief
International Literacy Association Daily

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