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Designing Writing Assignments

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Designing Writing Assignments

Traci Gardner offers practical tips, starting points, and a companion website to help secondary and college teachers design effective writing assignments.

 

Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library

Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning

This book helps educators unlock Internet and digital media resources to classrooms while respecting the rights of copyright holders.

 

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.

 

Critical Literacies and Graphic Novels for English-Language Learners: Teaching Maus

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Critical Literacies and Graphic Novels for English-Language Learners: Teaching Maus

Particularly for English-language learners, graphic novels can be used in the secondary classroom as part of a multiliteracies approach.

 

Flip-A-Chip to Build Vocabulary

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library

Flip-A-Chip to Build Vocabulary

This word-game strategy builds vocabulary and comprehension while motivating students.