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The Writing Thief: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Writing

Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library

The Writing Thief: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Writing

It’s been said that mediocre writers borrow while great writers steal. Teach your students to be great writers with over 90 practical ideas for using mentor texts and the traits to teach informational, narrative and persuasive writing to elementary students.

 

Sharing Stories and Developing Multiple Perspectives in Post-9/11 Classrooms

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Sharing Stories and Developing Multiple Perspectives in Post-9/11 Classrooms

Sensitive to the increased importance of valuing diversity and diverse points of view since 9/11, this article describes activities through which ESL students contribute new knowledge to their classes while simultaneously improving their English language skills.

 

Resolution on Composing with Nonprint Media

Grades   5 – 12  |  Professional Library

Resolution on Composing with Nonprint Media

This resolution explains what educators can do to work with young people composing nonprint media that can include any combination of visual art, motion (video and film), graphics, text, and sound -- all of which are frequently written and read in nonlinear fashion.

 

Studying Literature: New Approaches to Poetry and Fiction

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Studying Literature: New Approaches to Poetry and Fiction

The book includes a variety of literary texts, along with accessible discussions and stimulating exercises to help students investigate the values, assumptions, and practices that underlie literary activity.

 

e-Reading and e-Responding: New Tools for the Next Generation of Readers

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

e-Reading and e-Responding: New Tools for the Next Generation of Readers

Contemporary transformations in digital technologies have prompted a reassessment of what literacy means and what is determined a “text.” Traditionally, text has been perceived as written messages and symbols in the forms of books, magazines, and newspapers. Today, text is recognized as much more than written words or images.