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  1. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Ethics as a Form of Critical and Rhetorical Inquiry in the Writing Classroom
    What can improve students' engagement in persuasive writing? A strong ethical dilemma and strategies for developing intelligent responses.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Expanding Vision: Teaching Haiku
    Despite common misconceptions about haiku, there is a lively and vibrant haiku community throughout the United States and many other countries. Read this article for further discussion on the use of haiku in your own classroom.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Fifty Alternatives to the Book Report
    Offers 50 diverse suggestions intended to offer students new ways to think about a piece of literature, new directions to explore, and ways to respond with greater depth to the books they read.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Finding the Thread: Character, Setting, and Theme
    An annotated bibliography of books that exemplify the plot elements, character, setting, and theme. Includes guidelines on how to do a book talk.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Flip-A-Chip to Build Vocabulary
    This word-game strategy builds vocabulary and comprehension while motivating students.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    "Framing Texts: New Strategies for Student Writers"
    Using children's picture books, Deborah Dean provided frameworks for student research papers that avoided the pitfalls leading to voiceless and encyclopedic writing. Research guide sheets; class analysis of text organization, sentence variety, stylistic choices; and peer review all contribute to interesting final papers.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    From Sheryl Crow to Homer Simpson: Literature and Composition through Pop Culture
    High school teacher Jerome Evans makes popular culture an integral part of his courses. Through analyzing themes in song lyrics, rhetorical devices in essays and advertisements, and psychology in contemporary film, students improve their skills in critical thinking and writing.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts
    Describes how an English teacher uses ghost stories in his classroom to further students' interest in and understanding of epics. Presents a short unit in which all the class work focuses on scary kinds of things.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Graphic Novels in the Secondary Classroom and School Libraries
    This article examines the rise in popularity of graphic novels, the sales of which have steadily increased as their influence expands into adolescent culture.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    "Help! What Is Wrong With These Literature Circles and How Can We Fix Them?"
    The authors of this article offer some suggestions for how to improve literature circle discussions.

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