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What Research Really Says about Teaching and Learning to Read

Professional Library

What Research Really Says about Teaching and Learning to Read

This collection examines “official” views of the teaching and learning of reading—those endorsed by the National Reading Panel, No Child Left Behind, and Reading First initiatives—and challenges the assumptions on which the views are based.

 

Matching Books and Readers: Selecting Literature for English Learners

Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library

Matching Books and Readers: Selecting Literature for English Learners

This article offers suggestions on how to choose books to aid English learners with language acquisition and comprehension.

 

Motivating Young Writers Through Write-Talks: Real Writers, Real Audiences, Real Purposes

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library

Motivating Young Writers Through Write-Talks: Real Writers, Real Audiences, Real Purposes

This article describes the use of "write-talks," brief motivational talks designed to engage students in writing.

 

Informational Text in K-3 Classrooms: Helping Children Read and Write

Grades   K – 3  |  Professional Library

Informational Text in K-3 Classrooms: Helping Children Read and Write

Learn how to integrate informational text into early reading instruction.

 

A Failure of the Imagination

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

A Failure of the Imagination

This article discusses the imaginative activities and assignments that teachers often assign that violate the text around which the lesson is focused and that mislead students about its meaning.