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  1. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    BOOKMATCH: Scaffolding Book Selection for Independent Reading
    Using the instructional tool BOOKMATCH, this article provides book-selection strategies for students' independent reading.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Bringing Word Study to Intermediate Classrooms
    Students can become excited about language and how it works through short, integrated word study units.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Building Arab Americans' Cultural Identity and Acceptance With Children's Literature
    Introducing multicultural children's literature into the elementary classroom is a first step toward eliminating stereotyping and prejudice and helping students develop cultural identity.
  4. 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."
  5. Professional Development | Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Close reading in elementary schools
    Close reading is a recommended instructional approach to meet the challenges of teaching complex texts. But close readings are more common in high school and college than in elementary schools. In this article, we identify the components of close reading that were developed after a group of elementary school teachers observed their colleges in high school. In addition, we focus on the modifications necessary to implement close reading in elementary schools.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Codeswitching: Tools of Language and Culture Transform the Dialectally Diverse Classroom
    This article shows how to affirm and draw on the dialect diversity of students to foster the learning of Standard English.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Cold Plums and the Old Men in the Water: Let Children Read and Write "Great" Poetry
    The author of this article advocates using "great" poetry with children, and providing the link between the reading and writing of poetry.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Conversation: The Comprehension Connection
    Conversation provides opportunities for students to practice and use cognitive strategies, and is critical for developing comprehension.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Critical Literacies and Graphic Novels for English-Language Learners: Teaching Maus
    Particularly for English-language learners, graphic novels can be used in the secondary classroom as part of a multiliteracies approach.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Different Texts, Different Emergent Writing Forms
    Examines young children's ability to vary the forms of emergent writing as they wrote a story, a shopping list, and a letter to a friend at three different times during the school year. Finds that children apply their emergent knowledge about written language differently. Indicates a considerable mismatch between written products and knowledge of genre characteristics.

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