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Literacy

Literacy is the ability to make sense of or use ‘something.’ From books to technology, research to writing, literacy is the foundation of learning.

Why Students Should Read

Why Students Should Read by Terry Heick This post has been updated from a previous post Lately, there’s something about reading that’s bothering me about how we teach reading and writing. I’ve written about it before and…

Why So Many Students Dislike Reading

Why So Many Students Dislike Reading by Terry Heick We tend to teach reading in a very industrial way in the United States. We focus on giving kids “tools” and “strategies” to “make” sense of a text. To "take it apart." To look for…

What Writing Is & Is Not

What Writing Is & Is Not by Terry Heick Writing is inherently reflective. Writing is an output and product of equal parts process and affection. Writing can be used to learn and demonstrate learning--often…