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Sherman Alexie in the Classroom: "This is not a silent movie. Our voices will save our lives."

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

Sherman Alexie in the Classroom: "This is not a silent movie. Our voices will save our lives."

Provides high school teachers with teaching strategies, classroom activities, and student samples for teaching the works of Sherman Alexie.

 

Creating Strategic Readers: Techniques for Developing Competency in Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension

Grades   K – 3  |  Professional Library

Creating Strategic Readers: Techniques for Developing Competency in Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension

Organized around the five essential components of reading instruction, this text lays the groundwork for a comprehensive literacy classroom.

 

The Middle School High Five: Strategies Can Triumph

Grades   5 – 8  |  Professional Library

The Middle School High Five: Strategies Can Triumph

A literacy support teacher leads a district-wide initiative to organize content-area teachers in an effort to help their students become better readers by offering instruction and practice in five reading strategies across the curriculum.

 

Planning for Inquiry: It's Not an Oxymoron!

Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library

Planning for Inquiry: It's Not an Oxymoron!

Planning for Inquiry shows you how to get an inquiry-based curriculum started, how to keep it going, and how to do so while remaining accountable to mandated curricula, standards, and programs.

 

Authentic Assessments for the English Classroom

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library

Authentic Assessments for the English Classroom

Joanna Dolgin, Kim Kelly, and Sarvenaz Zelkha offer real-world examples, sample student work, step-by-step instructions, and handouts to help teachers incorporate authentic forms of assessment into the middle and high school curriculum.