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  1. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Position Statement
    A Call to Action: What We Know About Adolescent Literacy and Ways to Support Teachers in Meeting Students' Needs
    This document provides a research-based resource that acknowledges the complexities of reading as a developmental process and addresses the needs of secondary readers and their teachers.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Accent on Meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry
    Accent on meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry offers practical ways of teaching students about the close connections between the meaning, rhythm, and meter in poetry.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    A Failure of the Imagination
    This article discusses the imaginative activities and assignments that teachers often assign that violate the text around which the lesson is focused and that mislead students about its meaning.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Analyzing Grammar Rants: An Alternative to Traditional Grammar Instruction
    Kenneth Lindblom and Patricia A. Dunn teach language awareness and use through published complaints about the teaching of grammar. Students are able to recognize issues of race and class that determine acceptable usage and learn the importance of audience in their own language use.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Building Community through Poetry: A Role for Imagination in the Classroom
    Methods such as the circle poem, the "poetic interview," the found poem, and the poetic field trip are just some used by the author to create an atmosphere of mutual support and enable students to initiate "imaginative possibilities."
  6. Professional Development | Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning
    This book helps educators unlock Internet and digital media resources to classrooms while respecting the rights of copyright holders.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Developing Critical Awareness at the Middle Level: Using Texts as Tools for Critique and Pleasure
    This unique instructional approach enables students to read literature they enjoy while developing critical consciousness and addressing issues of social justice.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Lesson Plans for Teaching Writing
    This collection of lesson plans will help prepare high school and college students for college-level writing.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Menu Magic!
    This article helps eighth graders review the power of adjectives. Students eat up this project that promises to deliver the opportunity to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate while giving students the chance to work in cooperative groups. All in all, it's an appetizing way to get kids focused on descriptive writing.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Multiple Texts: Multiple Opportunities for Teaching and Learning
    Using texts that first meet the reading "levels" of middle school students, then offering increasingly challenging books, teachers can group students at all levels using multiple texts. Strategy logs and conferences are two of the successful tools teachers use to increase comprehension as well as critical reading skills.

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