Write Now! Empowering Writers in Today's K-6 Classroom

Building a Foundation for Writing Success

Students should start from a successful point and writing should increase in difficulty and rigor throughout the year. Each student will have individual starting points and individual growth, but class whole-group lessons will benefit all. Students may start with writing their names, progress to writing predicable text and repetitive sentences, to constructing stories at varying lengths.

 

Graphic Novels for the Digital Classroom

When graphic novels are paired with digital readers or other mobile devices, it is a truly irresistible combination.

More Ways to Pitch Graphic Novels

Have you ever encountered a parent, a teacher, or a librarian who does not support graphic novels?

We Love Graphic Novels!

We kick off We Love Graphic Novels Week with this set of reviews of new K–12 graphic novels.

  • 'RT' and 'JAAL' Editor Searches Open August 1

    Beginning August 1, 2014, the International Reading Association will accept applications for the editorships of The Reading Teacher and the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.
  • 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.

  • Hard-Copy Graphic Novels Are Vital for ESL Students

    The spread of apps on so-called ‘smartphones’ and other slightly larger handheld devices have enabled readers to view and read massive amounts of content online. But what about adolescent English language learners (ELLs), especially those emigrating and or fleeing from much poorer societies?
  • Books Can Be a Tool of Peace

    Members of the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group offer some book suggestions for titles encouraging a peaceful resolution to conflict. If all else fails, read and share a book.
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