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NCTE Position Statement on Reading

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library

NCTE Position Statement on Reading

In order to make sure that all individuals have access to the personal pleasures and intellectual benefits of full literacy, NCTE created the NCTE Position Statement on Reading in February of 1999.

 

Paraphrasing: An Effective Comprehension Strategy

Grades   3 – 12  |  Professional Library

Paraphrasing: An Effective Comprehension Strategy

In this article, the author explains what paraphrasing is and how it can increase student's comprehension.

 

Textmasters: Bringing literature circles to textbook reading across the curriculum

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

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.

 

Spelling: From Invention to Strategies

Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library

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.

 

Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students

This book isn’t about technology. It’s about the teaching practices that technology enables. This book addresses the ways in which teachers and students work together to navigate continuous change and what it means to read, write, view, listen, and communicate in the twenty-first century.