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Powerful Content Connections

Grades   K – 3  |  Professional Library

Powerful Content Connections

The implementation of Common Core Standards means we have to rethink what we are teaching and how we teach it. Children are expected to dive deeper into more challenging texts, especially informational texts, right from the start of their school years. This book shows you how to create powerful connections that can strengthen primary-grade students’ literacy skills while deepening their content knowledge.

 

Reading and Writing Nonfiction Genres

Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library

Reading and Writing Nonfiction Genres

This practical, hands-on text shows how to teach nonfiction to elementary students.

 

Expanding Vision: Teaching Haiku

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

Expanding Vision: Teaching Haiku

Despite common misconceptions about haiku, there is a lively and vibrant haiku community throughout the United States and many other countries. Read this article for further discussion on the use of haiku in your own classroom.

 

Children's Inquiry: Using Language to Make Sense of the World

Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library

Children's Inquiry: Using Language to Make Sense of the World

Lindfors introduces a theoretical framework for understanding children's inquiry language—as communication acts in which the child brings another into the act of sense-making—and uncovers new possibilities for our understanding of how children learn.

 

What Works in Writing Instruction: Research and Practices

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

What Works in Writing Instruction: Research and Practices

Through teacher-friendly language and classroom examples, Deborah Dean takes a close look at effective, research-based practices for writing instruction.