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Afif Can Read

All I know to do with Afif is to keep plugging away with the basics. I set him up with lots of partner reading. I work with him on letter recognition and phonemic awareness activities. Still, in fourth grade, he can’t read a lick.

Technology Fuels Engaged Summer Reading

Summers for middle school students are a time for going to the public library. What?

What Will You Do Differently?

Communication and getting to know our students builds strong foundation for a smooth and productive year.

Let Reluctant Readers Go to the Dogs

What happened when I learned about organizations, such as Reading Education Assistance Dogs program.

  • Response to NCTQ's 2014 Teacher Education Report


    by Peter Afflerbach, Annemarie Sullivan Palinscar, Virginia Goatley, and P. David Pearson
    June 25, 2014

    The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) issued its second review of teacher preparation programs June 17. We see little in the 2014 report to change our stance from last year regarding their efforts to assess the quality of teacher education for literacy instruction.

  • Fly to Twitter for Online PD

    Educators worldwide are very willing to share what they know and Twitter is a huge resource for professional development. By following a simple hashtag title entire discussions can open up to you.
  • Classroom May Be Out of Sight, It's Never Out of Mind

    One of my favorite things about teachers is that if you ask most teachers what their plans are for the summer, many of them will say, “Reading!” Okay. Most teachers will say “sleeping late” and then they will say, “reading,” but you get what I mean, right?
  • Food For the Body, Mind, and Soul

    Whether you are feeding your emotions or intellect, you are heeding an ancient instinct when you prepare and share food.  This week’s book reviews from the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group showcase the many dimensions of food.
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