Friday, April 8, 2011

How can reading instruction be improved? - One school lead by their librarian and liteacy team think they have found an answer. A must see webinar on May 5th - 3:00-4:00

Many teachers are becoming discouraged as they observe their students' reading abilities decline.  This is a very pronounced trend.  Here is a article on the cause of this trend and a possible solution.

Veteran high-school English teacher and author Kelly Gallagher says in this interview that students' reading abilities have declined sharply in the past decade -- primarily because students are reading less. Gallagher suggests students read more for enjoyment to improve reading fluency, with half of what they read being recreational texts and the other half classics. He also suggests teaching fewer books throughout the school year in favor of deeper learning. Education Week Teacher (premium article access compliments of

Join Cathi Howell and Michelle Brann as they outline the new program they have implemented in their high school.

They will outline the program and walk you through the steps you need to start up a program in your school, too.

Tune in on May 5th from 3:00-4:00:)

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