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Family Message Journals: Teaching Writing through Family Involvement

Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library

Family Message Journals: Teaching Writing through Family Involvement

This book follows the development of emergent and beginning writers as they explore the power and joy of written communication.

 

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.

 

Close reading in elementary schools

Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library

Close reading in elementary schools

Close reading is a recommended instructional approach to meet the challenges of teaching complex texts. But close readings are more common in high school and college than in elementary schools. In this article, we identify the components of close reading that were developed after a group of elementary school teachers observed their colleges in high school. In addition, we focus on the modifications necessary to implement close reading in elementary schools.

 

Adolescent Literacy and the Teaching of Reading: Lessons for Teachers of Literature

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Adolescent Literacy and the Teaching of Reading: Lessons for Teachers of Literature

Deborah Appleman dismantles the traditional divide between secondary teachers of literature and teachers of reading and offers a variety of practical ways to teach reading within the context of literature classrooms.

 

NCTE Position Statement on Reading

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library

NCTE Position Statement on Reading

In order to make sure that all individuals have access to the personal pleasures and intellectual benefits of full literacy, NCTE created the NCTE Position Statement on Reading in February of 1999.