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Walking the Talk: Examining Privilege and Race in a Ninth-Grade Classroom

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

Walking the Talk: Examining Privilege and Race in a Ninth-Grade Classroom

The authors describe their struggles and eventual success with students in constructing a "counternarrative to colormuteness and colorblindness"—the self-imposed student segregation and silencing of voice.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Conversation: The Comprehension Connection

Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library

Conversation: The Comprehension Connection

Conversation provides opportunities for students to practice and use cognitive strategies, and is critical for developing comprehension.

 

Accent on Meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Accent on Meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry

Accent on meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry offers practical ways of teaching students about the close connections between the meaning, rhythm, and meter in poetry.