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Looking Inside Classrooms: Reflecting on the "How" as Well as the "What" in Effective Reading Instruction

Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library

Looking Inside Classrooms: Reflecting on the "How" as Well as the "What" in Effective Reading Instruction

This article presents the classroom practices that were the most useful for improving students' reading ability.

 

Tim O'Brien in the Classroom: "This too is true: Stories can save us"

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Tim O'Brien in the Classroom: "This too is true: Stories can save us"

As part of the NCTE High School Literature Series, Tim O’Brien in the Classroom focuses on opportunities for classroom discussion and writing assignments, including lessons, open-ended prompts, and student writing samples.

 

Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel

This collection of essays by classroom teachers demonstrates how to pair graphic novels with classic literature (including both canonical and YA lit).

 

Lesson Plans for Creating Media-Rich Classrooms

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

Lesson Plans for Creating Media-Rich Classrooms

This volume offers a collection of media literacy lessons for the secondary English classroom, including a CD of student handouts, teacher resources, and sample media files.

 

I-Search in the Age of Information

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

I-Search in the Age of Information

Middle school teacher Huntington Lyman takes a fresh look at the I-Search research method and shows how it can be modified to provide an effective project for middle school students.