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At the Crossroads of Expertise: The Risky Business of Teaching Popular Culture

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

At the Crossroads of Expertise: The Risky Business of Teaching Popular Culture

Two professors argue that incorporating forms of popular culture into the classroom provides a meeting place where students and teachers can share their expertise. They support the argument with examples of activities and projects.

 

Code-Switching: Teaching Standard English in Urban Classrooms

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

Code-Switching: Teaching Standard English in Urban Classrooms

Wheeler and Swords show K–6 teachers how to use code-switching and contrastive analysis to help students use prior knowledge to translate vernacular English into Standard English.

 

Reading in the Reel World: Teaching Documentaries and Other Nonfiction Texts

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

Reading in the Reel World: Teaching Documentaries and Other Nonfiction Texts

John Golden offers middle and high school teachers a practical guide for using documentary film in the classroom to improve students' reading, writing, and thinking skills.

 

Bringing Grammar to Life

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

Bringing Grammar to Life

Seamlessly integrate grammar instruction into your entire language arts curriculum.

 

Accent on Meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Accent on Meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry

Accent on meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry offers practical ways of teaching students about the close connections between the meaning, rhythm, and meter in poetry.