4 Flexible Vocabulary Routines for Literacy Instruction
4 Flexible Vocabulary Routines

So many words and so little time—it's no wonder that vocabulary instruction can seem daunting! Many teachers and school leaders are committed to cultivating students’ word knowledge and, in turn, setting them up for long-term literacy success. The trick is finding ways to embed engaging and effective vocabulary instruction into daily...

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What to Do When Adolescent Literacy Rates Spell Trouble
What to Do When Adolescent Literacy Rates Spell Trouble

In February 2017, the Institute for Education Policy at Johns Hopkins University hosted a forum called "The Adolescent Literacy Crisis in America," led by institute director Dr. David Steiner. In framing the problem, Steiner cited data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a federally sponsored test given to...

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To Repeat or Not: States Wrestle with Holding Students Back
To Repeat or Not: States Wrestle with Holding Students Back

Holding students back in school has long been a controversial topic. Grade retention was common in the one-room schoolhouses of the 19th century because there were more formal agreed-upon ideas about the academic content students should be able to master at each grade level. Then, in the 1930s, holding students...

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