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Motivating Young Writers Through Write-Talks: Real Writers, Real Audiences, Real Purposes

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library

Motivating Young Writers Through Write-Talks: Real Writers, Real Audiences, Real Purposes

This article describes the use of "write-talks," brief motivational talks designed to engage students in writing.

 

"But Will It Work with Real Students?" Scenarios for Teaching Secondary English Language Arts

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

"But Will It Work with Real Students?" Scenarios for Teaching Secondary English Language Arts

Pedagogical narratives written by secondary teachers and thoughtful responses to these narratives by experienced teachers and teacher educators form the heart of this text.

 

Nonfiction Inquiry: Using Real Reading and Writing to Explore the World

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

Nonfiction Inquiry: Using Real Reading and Writing to Explore the World

Nonfiction is the genre most likely to spur children’s passion and wonder for learning. This article discusses way to motivate children to read nonfiction.

 

Both Art and Craft: Teaching Ideas That Spark Learning

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

Both Art and Craft: Teaching Ideas That Spark Learning

This lively, readable text offers countless practical ideas for student activities in the areas of literature, reading, writing, and thematic units.

 

Nikki Giovanni in the Classroom: "The same ol' danger but a brand new pleasure"

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Nikki Giovanni in the Classroom: "The same ol' danger but a brand new pleasure"

The first volume in the NCTE High School Literature Series, this small, practical book features primary source materials including many of Giovanni’s poems reprinted in full, easily adaptable lessons and activities, and a resource section for students and teachers wishing to study Giovanni further.