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Wondrous Words: Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom

Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library

Wondrous Words: Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom

Katie Wood Ray explains in practical terms the theoretical underpinnings of how elementary and middle school students learn to write from their reading.

 

Alternative Book Reports

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

Alternative Book Reports

This article describes different ways that students can report on books they have read other than the traditional “book report.”

 

Acting Out: Literature, Drama, and Connecting With History

Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library

Acting Out: Literature, Drama, and Connecting With History

This article describes a successful teacher-professor collaboration to plan interdisciplinary curriculum and team-teach it in a first-grade classroom.

 

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.

 

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.