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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.

 

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

Inquiry at the Window: The Year of the Birds

This science inquiry in a fourth-grade classroom affirms the importance of observation, questioning, reading, and writing to the inquiry process.

 

Developing Critical Awareness at the Middle Level: Using Texts as Tools for Critique and Pleasure

Grades   6 – 8  |  Professional Library

Developing Critical Awareness at the Middle Level: Using Texts as Tools for Critique and Pleasure

This unique instructional approach enables students to read literature they enjoy while developing critical consciousness and addressing issues of social justice.

 

Nonfiction Inquiry: Using Real Reading and Writing to Explore the World

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

Nonfiction Inquiry: Using Real Reading and Writing to Explore the World

Nonfiction is the genre most likely to spur childrenís passion and wonder for learning. This article discusses way to motivate children to read nonfiction.

 

Risking Intensity: Reading and Writing Poetry with High School Students

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Risking Intensity: Reading and Writing Poetry with High School Students

Judith Michaels approaches the subject of the self at both the personal and practical levels, opening the world of poetry to her classes through carefully planned strategies.