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2014-05-09 08:24:41

Trusted brand provides teachers with a literacy solution to help K-3 students achieve reading mastery and meet state standards for college and career readiness NEW ORLEANS, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the International Reading Association's 2014 Annual Convention, McGraw-Hill Education announced that it will begin rolling out the next generation of SRA Open Court Reading, one of the company's most trusted reading programs. Launching now are Foundational Skills Kits for Grades K-3, a...

2013-06-06 23:29:11

7 Speed Reading software developer eReflect revealed today that the International Reading Association (IRA) celebrated its 58th annual convention in April 2013. eReflect expressed their appreciation for all the work that went into the convention. New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 eReflect, the parent company of 7 Speed Reading software, announced today that the International Reading Association, known for its substantial contributions towards literacy and reading promotion, celebrated...

2010-04-27 12:03:00

CHICAGO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- IRA CONFERENCE (BOOTH 2205) -- This week, McGraw-Hill Education is showcasing its full range of literacy programs for elementary and secondary education at the International Reading Association's 55th Annual Conference in Chicago. McGraw-Hill's K-12 literacy programs, the broadest and deepest literacy offerings of any educational publisher - include: LEAD21, an all-new transformative literacy program for K-5 classrooms with an innovative approach to...

2010-04-26 12:31:00

CHICAGO, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English have received $1 million in grants from the Verizon Foundation to expand their partnership with Verizon Thinkfinity (www.thinkfinity.org). Verizon Foundation President Patrick Gaston announced the grants on Monday (April 26) at the International Reading Association's annual conference at McCormick Place. The association and the national council will use the funds to...

2010-02-12 08:44:00

NEWARK, Del., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teachers and parents will find a one-stop-shop for standards-based classroom resources at the new-and-improved ReadWriteThink.org (http://www.readwritethink.org), the popular website developed by International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and Verizon Thinkfinity in 2002 to provide reading and language arts educators with access to an ever-growing collection of free educational materials....

2008-05-22 03:00:25

By Piazza, Carolyn L Siebert, Carl F ABSTRACT. The authors report the development and validation of the Writing Dispositions Scale (WDS), a self-report instrument for measuring affective stances toward writing. The authors collected survey data from 854 elementary and middle school students and randomly split the data to facilitate both an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The findings of the EFA demonstrated that an 11-item WDS has desirable...

2007-11-09 06:00:55

By Hall, Suzanne Five years ago, I became the librarian in a large suburban elementary school with an enrollment of approximately 570 students. I had taught intermediate students at that school for a dozen years before becoming librarian, and I knew that although all the students were learning to read, a large number were not developing into recreational readers. The research and statistics about reading for pleasure are alarming. The 2000 Programme for International Student Assessment...


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