Let Your Light Shine in our New 'Member Spotlight'

Want to spotlight a colleague’s accomplishment or announce your own? In the ongoing effort to better serve our subscribers, Reading Today recently started a “Member Spotlight” section with the spotlight on—you guessed it—our members.


Collaborative Classroom Ideas: Online Concept Mapping

Online concept mapping programs stimulate creative thinking and allows collaboration.

Learning Through the Community Service

Service-learning transforms students' head and heart.

Putting the 'International' in ILD

“Lift Off to Literacy,” is the IRA's theme for International Literacy Day 2014. Catch up on ILD events from around the world.


  • 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.

  • Rethinking Inquiry as a Cycle of Learning

    As a second-year doctoral student, I’ve given quite a bit of thought to the inquiry process over the last year. One approach I like to use is the Inquiry Cycle, featuring five actions: Ask, Investigate, Create, Discuss, and Reflect.
  • Getting to Know Them: What Kind of Readers are Your Students?

    One of the best parts of our job is getting to hang out with a lot of really cool kids all day.  I know sometimes they might forget their homework, or start a fight or, hey, even poop in their pants, but aside from all that most of them they are pretty fabulous.
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