We know that for students to be ready for the complexity of college and career texts, all students need opportunity to closely read literary and informational complex texts with appropriate and necessary scaffolding. Read More →
Teachers must focus students on the purpose for reading, and plan vocabulary instruction in a way that directly supports that purpose and content. As the authors point out, knowledge of “photosynthesis”, a tier 3 word, will hardly… Read More →
The obvious way that the pieces connect and depend on each other suggests that when we dissect effective teaching for the sake of improving, we need to spend time on putting it all together again in a way that works for students.
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Digital literacy is the skills, knowledge, creativity and attitudes that are necessary to be able to use digital media for learning and mastering in the Knowledge Society. It is this literacy that builds a bridge between skills… Read More →
How has CTL transformed teaching and school leadership? This infographic tells the story of how our regional and global work helps schools achieve dramatic results through literacy and leadership development. Read More →
A longstanding mindset of English Language Arts teachers is to describe their current unit or chunk of curriculum as “Teaching (fill in any title)”, as in, “I am teaching To Kill a Mockingbird this month.” Read More →