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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.

 

Authentic Assessments for the English Classroom

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library

Authentic Assessments for the English Classroom

Joanna Dolgin, Kim Kelly, and Sarvenaz Zelkha offer real-world examples, sample student work, step-by-step instructions, and handouts to help teachers incorporate authentic forms of assessment into the middle and high school curriculum.

 

Language and Literacy: The Poetry Connection

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

Language and Literacy: The Poetry Connection

Offers a conceptual framework for building language awareness through the reading of poetry, encouraging children to reflect on language in interesting and powerful ways. Provides an instructional model for constructing literature-based experiences in the classroom.

 

Poets in Practice

Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library

Poets in Practice

This article discusses the need to engage students and teachers in active poetry writing.

 

Rereadings and Literacy: How Students' Second Readings Might Open Third Spaces

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Rereadings and Literacy: How Students' Second Readings Might Open Third Spaces

How can we reclaim the joy of reading? In this study, students reflect on and discuss their experiences as readers.