Language Arts

1/18/2013

1/18/2013

Amabilia Villeda received a surprising phone call from her daughter's teacher one day — the sixth-grader could barely read. "How did this happen?" Villeda said. "Now she's in eighth grade and reads at third-grade level."

1/16/2013

1/16/2013

Case study: In the fall of 2010, Hillsborough County (Fla.) Schools introduced online program myON reader to Title I elementary schools and subsequently exponentially increased students' reading scores and their interest in books.

1/15/2013

1/15/2013

Many school systems in this country no longer teach penmanship, especially cursive writing.

1/15/2013

Julie Lyonn Lieberman to create a free digital book and interactive educational website that will teach skills and offer resources to help create a culture of kindness and mutual respect.

1/14/2013

1/14/2013

Will the youth of our country revert back 100 years and create an X on a document for identification because they don’t know how to write?

12/20/2012

12/20/2012

 The state of Illinois will spend $45 million on early childhood education in underserved areas.

12/13/2012

12/13/2012

As a whole, Monroe County Community School Corp. has 744 language minority students, 336 of whom are limited English proficient students. University has one of the district's largest populations of international students.

12/12/2012

12/12/2012

The Rapides Parish School District will put a $300,000 state grant to work to improve literacy in six middle schools this year.

10/31/2012

10/31/2012

A new style of learning, championed by author Paul Tough, is being applied in Portland's public schools and in the creative writing programs offered at The Telling Room.

10/23/2012

10/23/2012

Take me outside when it's snowing. Help me find words to describe what I'm seeing, feeling and experiencing. Say the name of an animal and have me make that animal's noise. When we're reading, ask me to turn pages and predict what will happen next. It will keep me interested. These are examples of activities listed in the Nebraska State Department of Education's new pre-kindergarten education calendar, all written from a child's point of view.

8/16/2012

8/16/2012

Macy's customers participating in this year's Be Book Smart campaign helped raise more than $4.8 million for Reading Is Fundamental, the nation's largest children's literacy organization.

8/10/2012

8/10/2012

Learn the definitions for words that are difficult even to pronounce: zeugma; bowdlerize; amphibrach; ekphrasis; pyrrhic…All real words, believe it or not.

8/3/2012

8/3/2012

Scholastic announces a live webcast with worldwide bestselling author J.K. Rowling on Oct. 11, 2012 and the launch of the Harry Potter Reading Club, an online destination created to share the magical world of Harry Potter with a generation of new readers.

7/26/2012

7/26/2012

An annual report on the well-being of West Virginia children gives the state's education system low marks, ranking it 47th in the nation.

7/24/2012

7/24/2012

Massachusetts Education Secretary Paul Reville will be touring the state to push the importance of literacy for children.

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