Teaching & Assessing Reading Skills
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Putting Theory Into Practice When Teaching Phonics

Phonics expert and former teacher Wiley Blevins provides model lessons, activities, and research documents to help you implement phonics instruction in your classroom.

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Best Practices for Teaching & Assessing Reading Skills
Phonics
Reading Workshops
Reading expert Nancie Atwell explains how to use reading workshops to get students to devour books. Plus, get tips for managing and conducting workshops from author Laura Robb and respected 3rd grade teacher Beth Newingham.
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Assessment and Intervention
Get tips for interpreting test results and planning the next stage of instruction from Brenda Weaver, a veteran teacher, curriculum coordinator, and author.
Vocabulary
Vocabulary
Scholastic's Chief Academic Officer Francie Alexander presents a plethora of resources. Use these tools, video demonstrations, and lessons to boost students' vocabulary.
Comprehension
Comprehension
Researcher and teacher Jeff Wilhelm shares his expertise on working with middle school students on think-aloud strategies that deepen reading comprehension.
Fluency
Fluency
Maryanne Wolf, Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, defines fluency and explains how to help students become fluent readers.
Teaching with Nonfiction
Teaching With Nonfiction
Read Nell K. Duke's explanation of why informational texts are important, and get ready-to-integrate lessons and resources to help you make wider use of nonfiction literature.
Leveled Reading
Leveled Reading
What is leveled reading? How should you implement it in your classroom? Gay Su Pinnell, an award-winning reading researcher, provides clear answers and practical strategies.
Classroom Libraries
Classroom Libraries
Research shows that having a wide range of quality books in the classroom contributes to reading success. This five-step guide and additional resources help you get started.
Math Integrated With Language Arts
Math Integrated With Language Arts
Marilyn Burns, one of the most respected mathematics educators, dispels the myth that math is dull, explaining how using children's books to teach math benefits teachers and students.
Ideas to Inspire Lifelong Readers

The Word Wall: A Tool for Beginning Readers and Writers
Use a word wall to teach primary students sight words, which are so important for reading and writing.

Books for Teaching Vocabulary Building Strategies
Teacher Elizabeth Ramos shares her book list and tips for building high school students' vocabulary skills.

Invite an Author to Your Classroom
Create a rich, powerful connection between students and reading by inviting an author to your school.

Additional Reading Resources
Printables Audio

Laura Robb

Laura Robb offers insight into how to instill a love of reading.

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Video

Louisa Moats

Dr. Louisa Moats the steps of setting expectations and motivating readers.

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