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Streaming to You Live
All three of ASCD's general sessions at this year's Annual conference—as well as sessions by many other dynamic presenters—will be streamed live online.
ASCD Speaker Spotlights
Hear what topics presenters will discuss at this year's Annual Conference, March 6-8, in San Antonio, Tex.
Talks with an Author
Renowned educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs talks about how educators need to take a fresh look at curriculum to keep classrooms up to speed with the 21st century.
Read with Me: Helping Parents Help Children
Education expert Bill Driedger shares his personal experience with learning why it is important for families to read together at home.
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Blog Watch: Free Technology for Teachers
Want free technology to help improve your classroom? Learn how one blog makes this a reality for educators.
Does Gender Matter in Education?
In an age of equality of the sexes, what role does or should gender play in the learning environment? Do the stereotypes of boys presenting more discipline problems in the classroom and girls shying away from shining academically in mixed-gender classrooms (especially in math and science) still ring true?
Reading to Learn
Reading is one of the most important things children can do to shape their education and future. But what if a child is reading but not understanding the concepts and ideas behind the words? Reading skill matters little if students cannot understand the context.
This issue of ASCD Express, along with the March issue of Educational Leadership, offers advice to educators about how to make sure their students are learning from what they are reading and truly understand the text.
Using Genre to Help Students Learn from What They Read
Educator Emily Kissner says it helps the learning process if students can distinguish different kinds of texts, and she uses genres, such as memos and informational books, to help her students read to learn.
Reading Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners
Understanding what they read can be difficult for all children, but the obstacles only increase when students are English language learners. By building on background knowledge, teaching vocabulary, and frequently checking comprehension, teachers can help ELLs succeed.
The Importance of Deep Reading
Using technology and online reading helps shape the way children learn. Maryanne Wolf and Mirit Barzillai contend that exposing children to online reading material at an early age allows their minds to excel and improves critical thinking.
Integrate Reading into Every Subject
Building Background Knowledge Through Wide Reading: A Five-Step Process
At the conclusion of a reading assignment, students should write about and discuss what they have just read for full comprehension, according to Robert Marzano.
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My Back Pages: An Effective Model for Content Reading (1982)
Getting teachers to find time to incorporate a sufficient amount of reading poses a challenge, considering the amount of subjects they must cover. This Educational Leadership article focuses on the Content Area Reading Program (CARP) and how it successfully helped teachers find time for reading in the classroom.
Get Students to Read (and Think) Like Content Specialists
By using explicit strategies to deepen comprehension, teachers can train students to read in the content areas with the eyes of an expert in the field, writes social studies teacher Kerry Griswold Fitch.
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