Reading teachers matter.

There is no nobler act than to teach someone to read.

Literacy is power.

It is the power to work and to provide for oneself and for one’s family; the power to participate in the civic and social life of our society; the power to learn; the power to pursue happiness.

We must be saved by love.

As teachers and parents we know that the literacy we strive to provide cannot be accomplished alone—we need to work together, and therefore we must be saved by love.

Most Recent Blog Posts

17 December, 2017

What's the Difference Between Close Reading and Teaching Complex Text?

Teacher question: Aren’t “teaching with complex text” and “teaching close reading” really the same idea, just in different words? Some of my teachers are confused by these terms. Some of them, like me, think t...

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Time for Literacy Charity
02 December, 2017

Time for Literacy Charity

It is that time of the year again. For the past five years, I have devoted one blog posting to encouraging readers to support literacy charities. I know many of you do so much to teach and promote reading and writing, and I applaud your good works. It only seems fitting that your charitable giving be aligned with your admirable personal and professional efforts on behalf of literacy. Each year, I have provided a list of international and national (or at least multi-regional charities) that support literacy teaching or provide books to needy populations. I lack the resources to vet all the...

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26 November, 2017

Time to Tell Parents the Truth about Helping their Kids with Reading

Teacher question: Our schools have recently sent the home reports and parent-teacher meetings have recently taken place. I have heard from quite a few concerned parents that teachers have told them their child is 'struggling with reading'...

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