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Tim O'Brien in the Classroom: "This too is true: Stories can save us"

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Tim O'Brien in the Classroom: "This too is true: Stories can save us"

As part of the NCTE High School Literature Series, Tim O’Brien in the Classroom focuses on opportunities for classroom discussion and writing assignments, including lessons, open-ended prompts, and student writing samples.

 

Exploring the Past through Multigenre Writing

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

Exploring the Past through Multigenre Writing

Research comes alive when students explore a range of alternate genres instead of writing the traditional research report.

 

A Failure of the Imagination

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

A Failure of the Imagination

This article discusses the imaginative activities and assignments that teachers often assign that violate the text around which the lesson is focused and that mislead students about its meaning.

 

New Literacies and 21st-Century Technologies

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library

New Literacies and 21st-Century Technologies

IRA's position on recognizing an expanded conception of literacy and supporting learners as they use and interact with information and communication technologies.

 

Finding the Thread: Character, Setting, and Theme

Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library

Finding the Thread: Character, Setting, and Theme

An annotated bibliography of books that exemplify the plot elements, character, setting, and theme. Includes guidelines on how to do a book talk.