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Five Internet Sites Too Good to Miss

Grades   K – 2  |  Professional Library

Five Internet Sites Too Good to Miss

The author shares five developmentally appropriate websites for primary-grade readers to support their literacy development.

 

Writing at the Threshold: Featuring 56 Ways to Prepare High School and College Students to Think and Write at the College Level

Grades   11 – 12  |  Professional Library

Writing at the Threshold: Featuring 56 Ways to Prepare High School and College Students to Think and Write at the College Level

This book offers both an eloquent philosophy of composition instruction and a useful set of classroom-tested teaching ideas distilled from the authorís 28 years of teaching writing.

 

Expanding Vision: Teaching Haiku

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

Expanding Vision: Teaching Haiku

Despite common misconceptions about haiku, there is a lively and vibrant haiku community throughout the United States and many other countries. Read this article for further discussion on the use of haiku in your own classroom.

 

Sound and Sense in Children's Picturebooks

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

Sound and Sense in Children's Picturebooks

Explores (from the point of view of the writer, a children's author) one aspect of learning about language that is present in the picture books he writes: the relation between sound and sense.

 

Walk with Light: Guiding Students through the Conventions of Literary Analysis

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

Walk with Light: Guiding Students through the Conventions of Literary Analysis

Burdan shares some common misconceptions surrounding literary analysis and describes activities that help students understand ďthe play of language.Ē