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Literary Discussion in the Elementary School

Grades   2 – 6  |  Professional Library

Literary Discussion in the Elementary School

This book offers a rich resource for preservice and practicing teachers who want to build, extend, or enliven a program in which students explore the expanding world of children’s literature.

 

Talking in Class: Using Discussion to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Talking in Class: Using Discussion to Enhance Teaching and Learning

The authors guide high school teachers in developing skills in promoting and facilitating authentic discussion in the English language arts classroom.

 

Substitute Teachers' Lesson Plans

Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library

Substitute Teachers' Lesson Plans

This book suggests ideas for meaningful, short-term classroom activities, with an emphasis on the processes of speaking, listening, and writing in the classroom.

 

Designing Writing Assignments

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Designing Writing Assignments

Traci Gardner offers practical tips, starting points, and a companion website to help secondary and college teachers design effective writing assignments.

 

Menu Magic!

Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library

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.