"Balanced Literacy: Teaching the
Skills AND Thrills of Reading"
In a truly balanced literacy program, how you teach is
as important as what you teach.
In this Q&A article, learn how you can prevent students'
reading failure by providing the most effective reading
"Why Direct Spelling
Instruction Is Important"
Barbara Foorman, researcher and Scholastic Spelling
Senior Author, makes the case for explicit spelling
and the ESL Child"
Find out how to help ESL students see themselves as
able to read, spell, and write in English.
"Creating a Productive
Can writing really flourish in classrooms that are mutually
designed by teachers and children?
Tools You Need to Assess Writing"
To thoughtfully evaluate students' creative writing,
you must start where they are and then read beneath
the surface. Here's some hands-on help for getting started.
"Start with Science"
Teachers all across the country are using science as
a starting point for cross-curricular learning. In this
article, find out how you can be part of the adventure.
Science in Nature"
Rich outdoor science excursions can foster the development
of young scientists across the country.
"7 Basics for Teaching Arithmetic
Arithmetic skills are necessary life tools that children
must learn. Learn some sure-fire teaching techniques
for your classroom.
Musts for Using Manipulatives"
In this article, find out why one teacher who has used
math manipulatives for over 30 years won't teach without
"How and Why I Teach with Historical
Historical fiction can be the spice in a balanced instructional
diet of history, fact, and fiction.
Kids the Gentle Art of Persuasion"
Learning to express ideas with clarity and to speak
persuasively should be a central goal in every social