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  1. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Radical Change and Wikis: Teaching New Literacies
    Researchers in this study found that students had developed some visual literacy skills using Radical Change texts and wikis.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Re-envisioning Research
    Describes a research paper in the author's high school English classroom which connected to the lives and interests of students, who delved into community problems with as much rigor (and using many types of research as traditional essays exploring arcane philosophical questions). Describes creating a context for exploration, and students' final projects.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Rereadings and Literacy: How Students' Second Readings Might Open Third Spaces
    How can we reclaim the joy of reading? In this study, students reflect on and discuss their experiences as readers.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Research Matters: What Kinds of Classroom Discussion Promote Reading Comprehension?
    "Research Matters" provides teachers with review and application of research that illuminates the daily concerns and activities of English language arts teachers and classrooms.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Sharing Stories and Developing Multiple Perspectives in Post-9/11 Classrooms
    Sensitive to the increased importance of valuing diversity and diverse points of view since 9/11, this article describes activities through which ESL students contribute new knowledge to their classes while simultaneously improving their English language skills.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Spelling: From Invention to Strategies
    Veteran educator Howard Miller shares a set of strategies that can propel middle school writers (and "inventive" spellers) into the role of being responsible and strategic in this Voices from the Middle article.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Stop Pretending and Think about Plot
    Jago offers a review of Freytag's Pyramid and an example of how work with the concept of plot structure positively affected student understanding and writing.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Technology in the Language Arts classroom: Is It Worth the Trouble?
    Suggests the authentic audience found on the Internet has a profound effect on the quality of student writing in all grades, and that the key to successful technology projects is integrating them into the curriculum so that computers are a means, not an end. Offers ideas for classroom activities and projects using stand-alone computers, and using computers with Internet access.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Ten Important Words Plus: A Strategy for Building Word Knowledge
    The strategy presented in this article can be used to build and enrich students' understanding of words in any subject area.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Textmasters: Bringing literature circles to textbook reading across the curriculum
    A fifth-grade science teacher and university researcher challenged the notion that textbook reading follows the same archaic formula: read the textbook and answer the questions at the end of the section. Together, they adapted literature circle roles to fit textbook structures, resulting in the strategy they call Textmasters. This article describes the strategy, along with the action research project that proves its efficacy in the content area middle school classroom.

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