reading

IStation

This computer-based learning system uses animations and characters to engage struggling students’ interest in reading. With programs for pre-K through 12, IStation teaches vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Teachers also have access to hundreds of resources, such as on-demand assessments and lesson plans.

Malden schools launch new tech literacy program

The Malden Public Schools, in Mass., are aiming to promote early childhood literacy with a new software platform. Titled Footsteps2Brilliance, the program will allow all Malden students access to a library of talking e-books and educational games through smart phones, tablets, and computers.

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North Carolina school board lifts 'Invisible Man' book ban

A North Carolina school board lifted on Wednesday its ban of Ralph Ellison's classic novel "Invisible Man" from school libraries after being ridiculed by residents and undercut by a giveaway of the book at a local bookstore.

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Online learning resources for reading development

The Department of Education has compiled a resource page of programs that can help teachers improve reading. From rhyming and poetry to coloring books for English language learners to a discussion of the value of water, there are tens of dozens of programs across all grades that can be used in the classroom to help children learn to read.

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NYSED approves i-Ready Diagnostic for grades 9-12

The online diagnostic for reading and math will help New York state school districts and boards of cooperative educational services define student growth for teacher and principal evaluations.

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Rewordify helps students read complex passages

Rewordify is a free site that was developed by a special education teacher and former computer programmer to help students read complex passages. Rewordify could help students who are having difficulty reading a book or article that is a step or two above their current reading levels.

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Complaints force NYC school to remove book from summer reading list

Sixth-grade students in a New York City borough were reportedly assigned to read a book that touched on masturbation until angered parents got the title removed from the summer reading list.

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Summer spotlight on reading at central Ohio schools

Schools are rethinking summer school this year in response to the state’s new third-grade reading guarantee.

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Diving into Dual-Language

Setting a Foundation with Reading and Writing

Joseph Lopez has brought the Texas Literacy Initiative to El Paso.

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