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  1. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    The Middle School High Five: Strategies Can Triumph
    A literacy support teacher leads a district-wide initiative to organize content-area teachers in an effort to help their students become better readers by offering instruction and practice in five reading strategies across the curriculum.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    The (Un)Making of a Reader
    Through looking critically at the underpinnings of "story mapping, a teacher uncovers a contradiction between the author's definition of reading as a constructive process and the reductionist nature of story mapping, which she shows inhibits students' potential to explore a diverse range of personal responses by promoting comprehension over response, uniformity over diversity, and control over freedom.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    To Grammar or Not to Grammar: That Is Not the Question!
    Argues that, taught in the context of writing, grammar can enhance and improve students' writing. Offers classroom examples showing how: good preparation for writing fosters good grammar and detail; students can use grammatical and syntactic constructions used by professional authors as models for their own writing; and how to help students learn revision strategies at the sentence and paragraph level.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Undoing the Great Grammatical Scam
    Grammar should be taught in the context of students' own writing: "we learn what we actually have the opportunity to practice and do in the real world."
  5. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Using Children's Literature to Spark Learning
    Presents two brief articles--the first discusses purposes for using children's picture books in a secondary classroom, activities for children's literature, and integrating children's books into the classroom curriculum; and the second discusses using folktales in the classroom to engage reluctant readers and writers, suggests ideas/topics for folktale writing projects, lists writing prompts, and recommends folktales.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Using Short Story Collections to Enrich the English Classroom
    Describes ways short story collections can be integrated into the English curriculum, including a short story fair, a short story hunt, using single short stories to extend a unit, using a short story by itself, using a collection as a whole, and using short stories as part of a focus on writing. Offers a list of short story resources.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Violent Red, Ogre Green, and Delicious White: Expanding Meaning Potential through Media
    This article reports on the meaning potential of daily access to drawing/writing media for widening and deepening meaning construction.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Walking the Talk: Examining Privilege and Race in a Ninth-Grade Classroom
    The authors describe their struggles and eventual success with students in constructing a "counternarrative to colormuteness and colorblindness"—the self-imposed student segregation and silencing of voice.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Walk with Light: Guiding Students through the Conventions of Literary Analysis
    Burdan shares some common misconceptions surrounding literary analysis and describes activities that help students understand "the play of language."
  10. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    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.

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