Points of entry
"[W]e don't simply expect our students to hurtle themselves headlong into a piece of complex informational text alone," write ASCD authors Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher. In their November Educational Leadership article, Frey and Fisher discuss how teachers can be skilled guides, pointing students to access points that will enable them to master informational texts. The authors provide examples of four access points, including establishing the purpose of reading by modeling and thinking aloud. Read on.
A charge to all aspiring educational administrators
"We want to teach them about life and about how to live it in a valuable way. That's why I became a teacher. And that's why I want to become an educational administrator," writes ASCD EDge community member Lindsay Gelay. In her recent ASCD EDge blog post, Gelay shares her ideas on how an educational administrator can still work towards teaching students how to be functional and thoughtful citizens of this world. Read on.
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