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Acting Out: Literature, Drama, and Connecting With History

Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library

Acting Out: Literature, Drama, and Connecting With History

This article describes a successful teacher-professor collaboration to plan interdisciplinary curriculum and team-teach it in a first-grade classroom.

 

Radical Change and Wikis: Teaching New Literacies

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library

Radical Change and Wikis: Teaching New Literacies

Researchers in this study found that students had developed some visual literacy skills using Radical Change texts and wikis.

 

What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Comprehension

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Comprehension

This article presents a model of comprehension to support classroom teachers as they engage their students in making meaning from text.

 

The Literature Circle: Reading Like a Writer

Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library

The Literature Circle: Reading Like a Writer

Reading internalizes every aspect of good writing—if you're reading good writing, which most middle school textbooks aren't. Here are criteria and suggestions for good content-area articles and trade nonfiction books.

 

Substitute Teachers' Lesson Plans

Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library

Substitute Teachers' Lesson Plans

This book suggests ideas for meaningful, short-term classroom activities, with an emphasis on the processes of speaking, listening, and writing in the classroom.