Reaching them early on
By the time they enter kindergarten, young children in poverty are already considered at risk for academic failure. Without the benefit of universal preK, schools and communities test innovative ways to close the gap. In a recent Education Update article, you'll read how schools are doing just that. Read on.
A Close Look at Close Reading: Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts, Grades K–5
In this ASCD publication, literacy experts Diane Lapp, Barbara Moss, Maria Grant, and Kelly Johnson share strategies for teaching young learners to be close readers and for making close reading a habit of practice in the elementary classroom. The book provides real-life scenarios and downloadable tools and templates that teachers can use to guide students through the analysis of complex texts and help them develop the skills to support deep and independent learning. Learn more.
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