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Violent Red, Ogre Green, and Delicious White: Expanding Meaning Potential through Media

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

Violent Red, Ogre Green, and Delicious White: Expanding Meaning Potential through Media

This article reports on the meaning potential of daily access to drawing/writing media for widening and deepening meaning construction.

 

Language Learners in the English Classroom

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

Language Learners in the English Classroom

This book provides practical, research-based strategies that can help secondary-level English language learners meet the challenges of both language and content learning.

 

Motivating Writing in Middle School

Grades   6 – 8  |  Professional Library

Motivating Writing in Middle School

This volume offers a variety of ways to stimulate student writing: through the use of artifacts, through exploration of the students' own experiences, memories, and aspirations, and through real-world writing tasks.

 

Writing at the Threshold: Featuring 56 Ways to Prepare High School and College Students to Think and Write at the College Level

Grades   11 – 12  |  Professional Library

Writing at the Threshold: Featuring 56 Ways to Prepare High School and College Students to Think and Write at the College Level

This book offers both an eloquent philosophy of composition instruction and a useful set of classroom-tested teaching ideas distilled from the authorís 28 years of teaching writing.

 

Fresh Takes on Teaching Literary Elements: How to Teach What Really Matters about Character, Setting, Point of View, and Theme

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library

Fresh Takes on Teaching Literary Elements: How to Teach What Really Matters about Character, Setting, Point of View, and Theme

Michael Smith and Jeffrey Wilhelm illuminate the intricacies of character, setting, point of view, and theme, helping students apply their understanding of literary elements to their reading as well as their writing.