Articles about literacy


Media Literacy: A 21st Century Approach to Wellness - Julie Smith

Last updated: 02/18/2018

I have been teased in the past since I consider media literacy a solution to many of the world’s problems. After being asked to speak at the Wellness Symposium at the Weill-Corne

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Eight Years Late, Detroit Discovers Its Curriculum Is Misaligned

Last updated: 02/17/2018

Every now and again comes a story that makes you want to weep with despair about policymakers' priorities. Like this one out of Detroit: In one of the lowest-performing districts i

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Literacy Lenses

Last updated: 02/17/2018

On 10/12/17 #G2Great was delighted to welcome Stephanie Harvey and Annie Ward to our guest host seat of honor. As soon as we said our first “hello friends,” our dedicated #G2Gr

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5 Steps to Build a Diverse Classroom Library and Encourage Empathy

Last updated: 02/17/2018

5 Steps to Build a Diverse Classroom Library and Encourage Empathy By Guest Blogger on September 6, 2017 4:24 PM The need to encourage empathy for others is being felt in classroom

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Opportunities to Foster Thoughtful Talk

Last updated: 02/16/2018

Students’ talk reflects their thinking. When students talk about what they are reading, they reveal their understandings and perspectives; communicate and refine their ideas; mak

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How could a text message transform literacy?

Last updated: 02/11/2018

Just over five million adults in England are functionally illiterate, with the literacy skills equivalent to an eleven year old. Not only that,around half of the adults in prison a

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From Crawling to Walking

Last updated: 02/09/2018

Right now only about one-third of all children attending school in the United States can read proficiently by fourth grade. The numbers are even more dismaying for our most vulnera

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No internet at home? Tap into your community to narrow the digital divide

Last updated: 02/09/2018

Just four years ago, the Rowan-Salisbury School System in Salisbury, North Carolina, put devices in the hands of 19,500 K-12 students. Learners in grades 3-12 brought the devices h

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Helping Kids Use Technology to Read, Write, Reflect, and Recommend Books

Last updated: 02/07/2018

This week’s TCRWP Twitter Chat is sure to be a special one. Joining as moderator is Olivia Van Ledtje, a young activist and digital literacy advocate. Olivia, at ten years old, h

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Engaging Classroom Activities to Promote Media Literacy

Last updated: 01/27/2018

The media is all around us, and our students learn from it every day. However, what most students don’t understand is the effects that media has on them. With technology being so

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