March 2017
Why language building is critical, but not common

Our own research, and that of many others, shows that in elementary and middle schools across the nation, the average time spent on instruction that builds vocabulary, listening and speaking skills hovers around 10%.

Lessons from Lectio Institutes
February 2017
Using the literacy block for state test prep: an ill-advised plan of action

At this time of year in classrooms across the country, test-prep strategies are on smartboards and computer screens during literacy blocks…

Lessons from Lectio Institutes
February 2017
Spotlight on Generations Incorporated

Representatives from Generations Incorporated, a literacy organization that strives to develop Greater Boston’s youngest readers, attended the Lectio Institute in 2015. Read what they had to say about their team’s experience.

Spotlight on Our Teams
January 2017
Spotlight on the United Way of Berks County

A team from the Ready. Set. READ! literacy campaign (Reading, PA) attended our 2016 institute to work on making their community literacy initiative more effective.

Spotlight on Our Teams
January 2017
Why aren’t today’s literacy lessons providing students with strong literacy skills?

Despite long hours of preparation, planning, and lesson delivery by hard-working teachers, today’s literacy instruction regularly falls short.

Lessons from Lectio Institutes
December 2016
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What’s wrong with using this instructional approach to boost literacy?

In Mr. Smith’s third grade classroom, a number of children had trouble with the morning lesson on finding the main idea…

Lessons from Lectio Institutes
December 2016
Spotlight on Hartford Public Schools

A team from Hartford, CT, attended our 2015 institute and has since revamped their literacy approach in 48 schools.

Spotlight on Our Teams
November 2016
Spotlight on Salem Public Schools

After attending the September institute, the Salem leadership team had much to say about what they learned, and how they are moving forward to improve the district’s literacy programming.

Spotlight on Our Teams
November 2016
Relying on reading levels is problematic

In our institutes, educators talk about the ongoing literacy assessments happening in their classrooms.

Lessons from Lectio Institutes
October 2016
Spotlight on the Waltham Public Schools

Hear from Superintendent Drew Echelson, an urban school district leader, who is using the Lectio approach to turn things around.

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