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  1. 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.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 12  |  Strategy Guide
    Brainstorming and Reviewing Using the Carousel Strategy
    This strategy guide introduces Carousel Brainstorming, also known as Rotating Review, and offers suggestions to implement this technique in your classroom for brainstorming about new topics or reviewing learned information.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide
    Close Reading of Literary Texts
    This guide provides strategies for choosing text that is appropriate for close reading and to plan for instruction.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 12  |  Strategy Guide
    Facilitating Participation with Silent Conversations
    This guide introduces silent conversations, a collaborative learning technique that has students
    thinking, sharing, and reflecting about important questionsóbut through writing rather than talk.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 8  |  Strategy Guide
    Making Connections
    In this strategy guide, you'll learn to model how students can make three different kinds of connections (text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world). Students then use this knowledge to find their own personal connections to a text.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide
    Making the Reading Process Visible through Performance Assessment
    Effective differentiation begins with purposeful assessment. In this strategy guide, you'll learn how to construct an authentic performance-based reading assessment that will give you access to students' thinking before, during, and after reading.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide
    Socratic Seminars
    This strategy guide explains Socratic seminars and offers practical methods for applying the approach in your classroom to help students investigate multiple perspectives in a text.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Online Professional Development  |  Web Seminar
    Summarization in any Subject
    Focusing on practical applications, this web seminar by Rick Wormelli presents the specific steps of summarization, its impact on learning, and dozens of summarization techniques for all subject areas, not just English.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Technology That Powers Up Learning
    By designing lessons to activate prior knowledge and linking these activities to reading and writing, teachers found that students were more engaged, that they learned more material more quickly, and that they more willingly incorporated reading into their lives.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Tim O'Brien in the Classroom: "This too is true: Stories can save us"
    As part of the NCTE High School Literature Series, Tim O'Brien in the Classroom focuses on opportunities for classroom discussion and writing assignments, including lessons, open-ended prompts, and student writing samples.

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