Teaching Main Idea Comprehension

Main Idea (Summative) Comprehension

This complex skill happens to have a large role in reading comprehension overall. Instruction in main idea comprehension has been identified as one of the instructional practices with greatest impact on reading comprehension by many leading experts in the field. Main idea comprehension also appears frequently in instructional practices (such as close reading) and reading assessments.

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The Data Story Uncovering the narrative to our children’s future

In academia, buzzwords and acronyms are everywhere.  Research, educational policy, politics and media help shape the terminology and rhetoric.  Some terms trend and others seem to fade away. The term or concept of “Data” has been trending since the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and continues to be highly referenced.  

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Writing in Today’s World

This writing between my daughter and me probably looks quite familiar to you. Most likely, you have engaged in this type of writing many times over the last few years. Though it might not resemble the type of writing that left your fingers aching, required many trips to the pencil sharpener or came back to you with red marks indicating a multitude of mistakes, it is writing nonetheless­—writing that has been changed by technology.

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CREATING THE SCHOOLS OUR CHILDREN NEED

Currently, according to the results of the latest round of international tests, over half a million American students leave school each year without the literacy they need to participate effectively in society, and more than 700,000 lack the math skills to make even the most basic financial decisions.

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