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Critical Literacies and Graphic Novels for English-Language Learners: Teaching Maus

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Critical Literacies and Graphic Novels for English-Language Learners: Teaching Maus

Particularly for English-language learners, graphic novels can be used in the secondary classroom as part of a multiliteracies approach.

 

Lights, Cameras, Pencils! Using Descriptive Video to Enhance Writing

Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library

Lights, Cameras, Pencils! Using Descriptive Video to Enhance Writing

Read and write with the movies using an innovative technology called Descriptive Video.

 

Zora Neale Hurston in the Classroom: "With a Harp and a Sword in My Hands"

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

Zora Neale Hurston in the Classroom: "With a Harp and a Sword in My Hands"

The book offers a practical approach to Hurston using a range of student-centered activities for teaching Hurston’s nonfiction, short stories, and the print and film versions of Their Eyes Were Watching God.

 

Small-Group Reading Instruction: A Differentiated Teaching Model for Beginning and Struggling Readers

Grades   K – 3  |  Professional Library

Small-Group Reading Instruction: A Differentiated Teaching Model for Beginning and Struggling Readers

Easy-to-use lesson plans and activities are included in this book to support five stages of reading development, from emergent to beginning, fledgling, transitional, and finally independent.

 

Finding the Thread: Character, Setting, and Theme

Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library

Finding the Thread: Character, Setting, and Theme

An annotated bibliography of books that exemplify the plot elements, character, setting, and theme. Includes guidelines on how to do a book talk.