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2018: Best Books for Reluctant Teen Readers

2018: Best Books for Reluctant Teen Readers

The latest and greatest fiction and nonfiction books to encourage reading among teens who dislike to read.

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

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

How do we ensure that principals are prepared to improve schools so that all children — no matter their background — learn and succeed?

Reading Without Walls: Gene Luen Yang

Reading Without Walls: Gene Luen Yang

Gene shares awesome interviews with today's tops YA and children's book authors.

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Imbedding Adolescent Literacy in OST Programs

Imbedding Adolescent Literacy in OST Programs

How can structured out-of-school (OST) time programs provide more support to students and schools in advancing literacy skills?

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A Single Shard: Our Interview with Linda Sue Park

A Single Shard: Our Interview with Linda Sue Park

Park brings Korean history and culture vividly to life through her richly imagined stories for young readers.

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Featured Strategy

Featured reading comprehension strategy

Anticipation Guide

Use anticipation guides before reading to activate students' prior knowledge and build curiosity about a new topic. Before reading a selection, students respond to several statements that challenge or support their preconceived ideas about key concepts in the text. Using this strategy stimulates students' interest in a topic and sets a purpose for reading.
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Featured Resource

Sharing Your Writing Life

Book Life blogger Rachael Walker noticed that some of her teacher friends were producing and sharing a lot of great writing. They’d joined the Slice of Life Story Challenge and were posting interesting writing about everyday experiences. She reached out to see if they would share more about why they write, how it influences their instruction, and what kind of good things can happen when teachers write.
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#MyYoungerSelf

Every Day in May, Child Mind Institute is unveiling a video from a celebrity who tells a powerful story of hope to his or her younger self about growing up with a mental health or learning disorder. The goal: eliminate stigma by showing children and adolescents that there is a bright future if they open up and ask for help.
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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

Grapheme

A letter or letter combination that spells a single phoneme. In English, a grapheme may be one, two, three, or four letters, such as e, ei, igh, or eigh.
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Research & News

Project Audio: Teaching Students How to Produce Their Own Podcasts
The New York Times

Worried About Risky Teenage Behavior? Make School Tougher
The New York Times

Only 3% of Adults Think High School Grads Are 'Very Prepared' for College
Education Week

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