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7 Life Lessons from Dr. Seuss

For over three quarters of a century, children have been learning to read with the colorful, whimsical, rhyming world of Dr. Seuss. His nonsense words; bright, curly illustrations; and beloved characters capture the hearts of both children and adults who read his books. In celebration of all things reading, including Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2 and Read Across America Day (also celebrated on March 2), check out our FREE National Reading Month Topical Resource Packet. In it, you’ll find free downloadable resources like Fact Sheets, Activity Sheets, and ThinkIts to share with your class from EducationCity, our online teaching and learning program.

[Breaking Down Literacy Frameworks] Understanding the Reading Workshop

A teacher’s quest to find the best literacy structure for his or her classroom never ends. As spring fever hits, and your students begin to get a little antsy with the routines you set up back in September, it might be time to take a closer look at the Reading Workshop framework.

[Weekly Inspiration] Michelle Obama Shines a Light on Women and Education

During Women’s History Month, we are inspired by all of the wonderful things women have done, and do every day. And as it turns out, one of the best ways to support girls and encourage them to achieve success is through education. When discussing women in education during a recent interview, former First Lady Michelle Obama had this to say.

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] National School Walkout Conveys Clear Message

On Wednesday, students across the country got up from their classrooms during the National School Walkout, a movement intended to protest gun violence, as well as pay tribute to the victims of school related gun violence. Read about this topic and more in this week’s Ed News Round Up.

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] The Ripple Effect of West Virginia Teacher’s Victory

After nine days, the teacher’s strike in West Virginia finally came to a close on Tuesday when state lawmakers reached a deal to raise teacher salaries by 5 percent. But even though the walkout is over in West Virginia, a national movement may have just begun. Read about this topic and more in this week’s Ed News Round Up.

14 Read-Aloud Books That Educators Love

At Edmentum, we know a lot about the magic of reading aloud to a classroom full of students, and we have years of experience inspiring imaginations and adventures through books. After all, we’re fortunate enough to say that many members of the Edmentum organization have spent years of their careers serving as educators. In celebration of National Reading Month this March, we’ve asked them to recount some of their most memorable reading experiences from their days in the classroom.

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