Strategies for Literacy, Part I
October 19, 2006 | Volume 2 | Issue 1
The ability to read is the foundation for all learning, but ensuring that students can build on that foundation takes time. In this issue of ASCD Express, we examine some of the strategies that help elementary students become better learners.
Encouraging Literacy in Boys
In part one of this two-part interview, ASCD talks with Professor William Brozo of George Mason University about the "boy crisis," teachers' perspectives on boys' and girls' interests in reading, and what it takes to encourage elementary-age boys to develop an interest in reading. more
Becoming an Engaged Reader
Successful learning hinges on students' ability to become engaged in reading at an early age. Here are some strategies and techniques to help you point the way. more (PDF)
Creating a Reader-Friendly School
A teacher can only do so much before the rest is up to the student—but what that teacher does often makes all the difference when efforts are shared. more (PDF)
Building Background Knowledge Through Wide Reading
Simply giving students time to read is not enough to keep them reading. To inspire them, you need to use multiple strategies aimed at helping them connect with the reading. (Videos are no longer available, but please read the transcript for video 1 or the transcript for video 2.)
Sugar for the Mind?
Reading can be the sweetest thing, but getting students engaged in it requires tempting them to take that all-important first sip. more (PDF)
|Special Feature: Education Blog Watch
The Hows and Whys of Web Technologies
As blogs and other emerging Web technologies like wikis, podcasts, and RSS feeds become more ubiquitous, many educators are wondering how to implement these new tools in the classroom. more
"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."