TextProject president and CEO Elfrieda H. (Freddy) Hiebert blogs about important issues in reading research and practice.
Frankly Freddy entries (published from 2005 to 2014) have been sorted into five topics of literacy learning and instruction. Click here to download the ebook!
Summary of P. David Pearson's review on the history of assessments and unique features of the next generation of assessments.
Summary of David Coleman's vision for the new Common Core Assessments and a few points of tension.
Freddy discusses the computer adaptive assessment portion of the new upcoming assessments.
How does the magazine format help students read more complex texts?
Seven actions in which literacy leaders can support teachers in ensuring students’ increased capacity with complex text.
Can 7 minutes of reading really make a difference?
Literature allows for examination of the influences of culture and history on individuals, not simply on our personal responses to texts. Guiding students in understanding how culture and history influences individual development and agency is part of the bigger picture.
What's the difference between text for below-level readers and advanced reader? How Lexiles differentiate "difficult" and "easier" books for readers.
Dr. Hiebert shows how the Lexile for a text can change with a few simple edits.