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"Genre Studies"

Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library

"Genre Studies"

In this issue you will read about elementary children who are introduced to genre primarily through their teachers reading aloud. The children are invited to become inquirers who continue to explore books as they meet in small groups to write and read on their own—from fantasy to African folktales to poetry.

 

Singing Across the Curriculum

Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library

Singing Across the Curriculum

In this article, the author explains how singing can help students learn across the curriculum.

 

Different Texts, Different Emergent Writing Forms

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

Different Texts, Different Emergent Writing Forms

Examines young children's ability to vary the forms of emergent writing as they wrote a story, a shopping list, and a letter to a friend at three different times during the school year. Finds that children apply their emergent knowledge about written language differently. Indicates a considerable mismatch between written products and knowledge of genre characteristics.

 

Nikki Giovanni in the Classroom: "The same ol' danger but a brand new pleasure"

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Nikki Giovanni in the Classroom: "The same ol' danger but a brand new pleasure"

The first volume in the NCTE High School Literature Series, this small, practical book features primary source materials including many of Giovanni’s poems reprinted in full, easily adaptable lessons and activities, and a resource section for students and teachers wishing to study Giovanni further.

 

An Effective Framework for Primary-Grade Guided Writing Instruction

Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library

An Effective Framework for Primary-Grade Guided Writing Instruction

This article describes the theory and procedures for guided writing lessons in the primary grades.