Are New Standards Changing Reading Instruction and Curriculum Selection?

With schools moving to implement more rigorous standards, some changes are occurring in reading instruction and the resources used for that instruction, although much remains the same.


Channel One Adds Curriculum

Channel One (New York), producer of a daily educational news show, is offering curriculum targeting nonfiction literacy and critical thinking skills.

The curriculum is a subscription offering for grades 3-5 and 6-8. It uses nonfiction video and text that integrates English language arts with areas that include science, geography and college and career readiness. Students complete activities, do writing exercises and take short formative assessments to demonstrate understanding.

In the fall, ...