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  1. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Language Arts
  2. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Let's Go to the Movies: Rethinking the Role of Film in the Elementary Classroom
    Argues that elementary language-arts teachers should expand their definition of "text" to include film, a valuable instructional material. Notes that today's elementary students come to class with a great deal of knowledge about films--prior experiences which teachers can tap into. Discusses the application to film of reader-response theories.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Lights, Cameras, Pencils! Using Descriptive Video to Enhance Writing
    Read and write with the movies using an innovative technology called Descriptive Video.
  4. 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.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Motivating Young Writers Through Write-Talks: Real Writers, Real Audiences, Real Purposes
    This article describes the use of "write-talks," brief motivational talks designed to engage students in writing.
  6. 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.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Nonfiction Inquiry: Using Real Reading and Writing to Explore the World
    Nonfiction is the genre most likely to spur children's passion and wonder for learning. This article discusses way to motivate children to read nonfiction.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Overlapping Vocabulary and Comprehension: Context Clues Complement Semantic Gradients
    This teaching technique combines two strategies, context clues and semantic gradients, to help students make vocabulary-to-comprehension connections.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Paraphrasing: An Effective Comprehension Strategy
    In this article, the author explains what paraphrasing is and how it can increase student's comprehension.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Peek, Peak, Pique: Using Homophones to Teach Vocabulary (and Spelling!)
    Argues that regular homophone practice enhances vocabulary knowledge, spelling skills, pronunciation ability, and overall reading proficiency. Describes how card games played with decks of homophones helped to accomplish these things. Notes particular benefits of homophone games to ESL students, and outlines key advantages of using the games.

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