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Educational LeadershipFebruary 2017 / Volume 74, Number 5Literacy in Every Classroom
How Knowledge Powers ReadingDoug LemovWhen it comes to nonfiction reading, background knowledge is both the chicken and the egg.
Disciplinary Literacy: Just the FAQsTimothy Shanahan and Cynthia ShanahanTo deepen knowledge in a content area, students must understand how literacy is used in that discipline.
The Writing JourneyKelly GallagherOne district’s quest to boost the quality and quantity of student writing across the curriculum.
How to Facilitate Discussions in HistoryAbby ReismanFour instructional practices to support text-based student discussions that get to the heart of historical thinking.
Why Argue?Mary EhrenworthArgumentation is not just a skill for language arts classrooms—it’s a pathway to success in virtually every academic discipline.
The Roots of ComprehensionTimothy Rasinski, Nancy Padak, and Joanna NewtonStudying Greek and Latin roots can build students’ understanding of content-area vocabulary.
Until I Write It DownPaul Bambrick-Santoyo and Stephen ChigerTo strengthen students’ skills as readers, start with their writing.
Permission to PonderKay M. Cutler and Mary R. MoellerA protocol for viewing and discussing artistic images can enhance students’ reflective and analytical skills.
Text PrepDoug BuehlEffective scaffolding can help students meet the knowledge demands of complex texts.
The Case for Multiple TextsSunday CumminsIf we want students to engage in thoughtful conversations and write fluently about a topic, reading one text isn’t enough.
10 Ways to Promote a Culture of LiteracyBarry GilmoreLessons from a school that has set out to instill literacy as a central school-community value.
COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS
Perspectives/Language Arts UnboundAnthony Rebora
Educational Leadership Themes for 2017–2018
Research Matters/Critical Thinking Won’t Develop Through OsmosisBryan GoodwinTo hone students’ critical-thinking skills, educators have to be intentional.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/Modeling Disciplinary ThinkingDouglas Fisher and Nancy Frey Two teachers join forces to show students how historians wrestle with ideas.
Index to Advertisers
The Techy Teacher/Tools to Take Literacy OnlineCatlin TuckerTechnology is changing what it means to be a literate person.
Principal Connection/“Dear Teachers,”Thomas R. HoerrFor school leaders, technology can make real relationships more difficult.
One to Grow On/Making Meaning in the DisciplinesCarol Ann TomlinsonDelving into the nature of disciplinary study can deepen student learning.
Tell Me About . . ./How You Teach Content-Area Literacy
ASCD Community in Action
EL Takeaways/Deepening Literacy
Three Directions for Disciplinary Literacy Rachael Gabriel and Christopher WenzLiteracy instruction in the content areas can take multiple paths—but they aren’t mutually exclusive.
Building Stamina for Struggling Readers and WritersPaula BourqueFor students to make strides in literacy, they need opportunities for success early and often.
Why Should Students Write in Math Class?Tutita M. Casa, Kyle Evans, Janine M. Firmender, and Madelyn W. ColonneseWhen teachers take a closer look at the types of writing being used in math classes, they can get a better sense of their purpose and value.
EL Study GuideNaomi Thiers
Inservice Guest BloggersDoug Lemov and Kelly Gallagherhttp://inservice.ascd.org
Writing is one of the most difficult skills to teach—and yet it is essential for deepening learning, supporting creative expression, and boosting college- and career-readiness. The April 2018 issue of Educational Leadership delves into strategies for improving and enriching writing instruction in schools.
Classroom management remains a central challenge—and opportunity—for educators. The September 2018 Educational Leadership examines specific and big-picture approaches to improving classroom management, including how to address both positive and problem behaviors, design conducive classroom spaces, and create supportive climates for learning.
Educational LeadershipFebruary 2020Rooted in ReadingVolume 77, No. 5
DescriptionDeveloping strong, enthusiastic readers is one of the central objectives of schools, and yet reading instruction is often beset by complex structural challenges, shifting resources, and competing priorities. The February 2020 issue of Educational Leadership is "Rooted in Reading," as we dig deep into the nuances of effective reading instruction and uncover the best strategies to support student engagement in reading at all levels.
April 2020Deeper DiscussionsVolume 77, No. 7
Get ready for some conversation! With oral communication skills increasingly seen as central to student growth and success, the April 2020 issue of Educational Leadership explores the critical topic of “Deeper Discussions”—looking at ways educators can break free of passive-learning conventions and use classroom conversations to promote higher-order thinking, effective communication, social-emotional skills, and equity.