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  1. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    I-Search in the Age of Information
    Middle school teacher Huntington Lyman takes a fresh look at the I-Search research method and shows how it can be modified to provide an effective project for middle school students.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    "It's Not All Black and White": Postmodern Picture Books and New Literacies
    The author of this article demonstrates how postmodern picture books can help readers of various ages, particularly secondary students, use and develop new literacies.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    "I Wouldn't Choose It, but I Don't Regret Reading It": Scaffolding Students' Engagement With Complex Texts
    Three strategies are presented to support secondary students in negotiating the challenges posed by complex texts.
  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   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Multigenre, Multiple Intelligences, and Transcendentalism
    Colleen A. Ruggieri offers a multigenre, mulltiple intelligences unit on transcendentalism complete with suggested texts and an assessment plan.
  7. 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.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Pamphlets: An Introduction to Research Techniques
    Describes a four- to six-week project for high school sophomores in which students create pamphlets and in the process learn basic research skills and practice several elements of the research paper.
  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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