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Teaching Vocabulary to Improve Reading Comprehension

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library

Teaching Vocabulary to Improve Reading Comprehension

Nagy describes the three methods of vocabulary instruction that most effectively improve comprehension and the teaching methods that employ them.

 

Fifty Alternatives to the Book Report

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

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.

 

Implementing Readers Theatre as an approach to classroom fluency instruction

Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library

Implementing Readers Theatre as an approach to classroom fluency instruction

This article describes how Readers Theatre was implemented as an engaging means for reading fluency instruction in a second-grade classroom.

 

Co-Authoring in the Classroom: Creating an Environment for Effective Collaboration

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Co-Authoring in the Classroom: Creating an Environment for Effective Collaboration

Co-Authoring in the Classroom argues for the inclusion of co-authoring in writing instruction and provides theoretical and research background to support the value of this strategy.

 

Gendered Fictions

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Gendered Fictions

Gendered Fictions helps students explore how fiction and nonfiction texts construct gender by encouraging readers to take up "gendered" reading positions that support or challenge particular versions of masculinity and femininity.