Why the Read-Aloud?

Why the Read-Aloud?

Name this show. “Take a look. It’s in a book…” The title of the show presents itself in the next line of the song. We hear of “A Reading Rainbow” that promises readers we can go anywhere and be anything. When Reading Rainbow® aired in 1983, it was in response to...
Vocabulary Development Strategies for Long-Term Impact

Vocabulary Development Strategies for Long-Term Impact

Have you met Jerome? You should. When we unpack the new Artful Reading module, The Right Word, and teachers read Peter H. Reynolds’ picture book, The Word Collector for the first time, they all, without fail, meet Jerome and fall in love. Why do they fall in love?...
CTL’s Vision of Schooling Includes Project Based Learning

CTL’s Vision of Schooling Includes Project Based Learning

One of our goals at CTL is to advance a vision of schooling that engages all students in interesting and rigorous work, develops their talents and abilities, and prepares them for college and career.  That sounds like a tall order, but we know from our 20 years of...
Conceptual Understanding, the Instructional Shifts

Conceptual Understanding, the Instructional Shifts

Instructional Shifts As teachers implement shifts in instruction, what students do in the classroom looks different, how students practice looks different, student homework looks different. It is important to note that change takes time, and teachers must be supported...
Conceptual Understanding, the Framework

Conceptual Understanding, the Framework

Conceptual Framework Developing conceptual understanding of mathematics has long been a goal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Smith, Bill, & Raith, 2018), the National Research Council (National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 2008), and the...
Reading in the New Year!

Reading in the New Year!

We are excited about the coming year and all of our friends who have helped Artful Reading be so successful this year. We want to give you the opportunity to bring this same excitement to your students and your classroom so we are offering a NEW YEAR discount if you...
Reading in the New Year!

Blueberries for Sal

CTL has introduced Artful Reading over the last couple of years and is excited to share our first publicly available Kindergarten module- Blueberries for Sal. To fully appreciate Artful Reading, teachers implement up to four modules a year to enhance student literacy...