Adolescent Readers in Middle School

Adolescent Readers in Middle School

Adolescent Readers in Middle School by Sheena Hervey, Generation Ready The current crisis in adolescent literacy is well documented. There is a significant disparity between the education our students receive and the demands of life in the 21st century. Traditionally,...
A Beginner’s Guide to Text Complexity

A Beginner’s Guide to Text Complexity

A Beginner’s Guide to Text Complexity by Sheena Hervey, Generation Ready There is no magic fairy who is going to do this work for us. Under the Common Core, text will become increasingly complex. It’s the job of the teacher to figure out why its complex and what to do...
Reading as a Complex, Problem-Solving Activity

Reading as a Complex, Problem-Solving Activity

Reading as a Complex, Problem-Solving Activity by Maria Utevsky & Sheena Hervey, Generation Ready Rather than basing literacy learning and teaching on a prepared curriculum with a teacher-scripted sequence, teachers need to be guided by the question: “What do...
What is Effective Teaching of Literacy?

What is Effective Teaching of Literacy?

What is Effective Teaching of Literacy? by Sheena Hervey, Generation Ready The craft of teaching is becoming increasingly complex and nowhere is this more evident than in the area of literacy. Effective teachers are capable of ensuring that an increasingly diverse...