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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.

 

Accent on Meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Accent on Meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry

Accent on meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry offers practical ways of teaching students about the close connections between the meaning, rhythm, and meter in poetry.

 

Overlapping Vocabulary and Comprehension: Context Clues Complement Semantic Gradients

Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library

Overlapping Vocabulary and Comprehension: Context Clues Complement Semantic Gradients

This teaching technique combines two strategies, context clues and semantic gradients, to help students make vocabulary-to-comprehension connections.

 

Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: English Language Arts, Grades 3-5

Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library

Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: English Language Arts, Grades 3-5

This practical, supportive book begins with an overview of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), addressing some frequently asked questions and concerns about them. Then, the heart of the book features vignettes of six grade 3Ė5 classroom teachers from a diverse range of schools, sharing their innovative lesson ideas and showing how they address the CCSS in concert with the deliberate, student-centered teaching and learning choices they already make.

 

Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students

This book isnít about technology. Itís about the teaching practices that technology enables. This book addresses the ways in which teachers and students work together to navigate continuous change and what it means to read, write, view, listen, and communicate in the twenty-first century.