Improving Literacy with iPads

Usually, improving literacy with iPads is not high on the list of educators for teaching children.  However, a pilot program with iPads for elementary school students is resulting in improved response of students to reading activities. In Maine, kindergarten through...

Exploring Hip-Hop History and Literature

At E.C. Glass High School, students in Casey Wood’s class are exploring Hip-Hop history and literature, and rap every Friday. The year-long “Exploring Hip-Hop” course was proposed by Wood last year when teachers were asked about new ideas for...

One Book One Day

Students at Pawtucket Middle School in Rhode Island participated in the One Book One Day program, dedicating themselves to reading an entire book in one day for the love of reading.   Students read and lived Shelley Pearsall’s “All of the Above” while enjoying...

Boosting Reading Skills and Literacy

The goal of recent teacher training in Schenectady is to be boosting reading skills and literacy. Teachers have discovered that when they get students to sit in small groups and discuss a book they have read, a lot goes into helping them develop the ability to have...

Improving Reading Confidence Over the Summer

The goal of Read 2 Succeed Summer Reading Camp is improving reading confidence over the summer for rising fourth graders. Sixty eight students from Florence County School District Three in South Carolina participated in the six week long camp, which featured intensive...