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Grammar Alive!: A Guide for Teachers

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library

Grammar Alive!: A Guide for Teachers

NCTE’s Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar provides this much-needed resource for teachers who wonder what to do about grammar—how to teach it, how to apply it, how to learn what they themselves were never taught.

 

Children's Inquiry: Using Language to Make Sense of the World

Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library

Children's Inquiry: Using Language to Make Sense of the World

Lindfors introduces a theoretical framework for understanding children's inquiry language—as communication acts in which the child brings another into the act of sense-making—and uncovers new possibilities for our understanding of how children learn.

 

"You Gotta BE the Book": Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading with Adolescents (2nd edition)

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library

"You Gotta BE the Book": Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading with Adolescents (2nd edition)

Wilhelm's vital book looks at "what this act of reading really is": a social practice and a search for meaning.

 

Peek, Peak, Pique: Using Homophones to Teach Vocabulary (and Spelling!)

Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library

Peek, Peak, Pique: Using Homophones to Teach Vocabulary (and Spelling!)

Argues that regular homophone practice enhances vocabulary knowledge, spelling skills, pronunciation ability, and overall reading proficiency. Describes how card games played with decks of homophones helped to accomplish these things. Notes particular benefits of homophone games to ESL students, and outlines key advantages of using the games.

 

Acting Out: Literature, Drama, and Connecting With History

Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library

Acting Out: Literature, Drama, and Connecting With History

The article includes recommendations for teachers interested in integrating literature, drama, and history.