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Co-Authoring in the Classroom: Creating an Environment for Effective Collaboration

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Co-Authoring in the Classroom: Creating an Environment for Effective Collaboration

Co-Authoring in the Classroom argues for the inclusion of co-authoring in writing instruction and provides theoretical and research background to support the value of this strategy.

 

Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: English Language Arts, Grades 9-12

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: English Language Arts, Grades 9-12

This book reinforces a focus on student learning by demonstrating ways of addressing the Common Core State Standards in grades 9-12 while also adhering to NCTE principles of effective teaching.

 

Textmasters: Bringing literature circles to textbook reading across the curriculum

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Textmasters: Bringing literature circles to textbook reading across the curriculum

A fifth-grade science teacher and university researcher challenged the notion that textbook reading follows the same archaic formula: read the textbook and answer the questions at the end of the section. Together, they adapted literature circle roles to fit textbook structures, resulting in the strategy they call Textmasters. This article describes the strategy, along with the action research project that proves its efficacy in the content area middle school classroom.

 

Powerful Content Connections

Grades   K – 3  |  Professional Library

Powerful Content Connections

The implementation of Common Core Standards means we have to rethink what we are teaching and how we teach it. Children are expected to dive deeper into more challenging texts, especially informational texts, right from the start of their school years. This book shows you how to create powerful connections that can strengthen primary-grade students’ literacy skills while deepening their content knowledge.

 

Write Now! Empowering Writers in Today's K–6 Classroom

Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library

Write Now! Empowering Writers in Today's K–6 Classroom

Writing instruction is front and center in today’s classrooms. Gain insights from field leaders who provide ideas for using mentor texts, digital tools, vision and choice in writing workshop, multi-genre projects, and more to engage and grow today’s diverse learners.