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Re-envisioning Research

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

Re-envisioning Research

Describes a research paper in the author's high school English classroom which connected to the lives and interests of students, who delved into community problems with as much rigor (and using many types of research as traditional essays exploring arcane philosophical questions). Describes creating a context for exploration, and students' final projects.

 

Peek, Peak, Pique: Using Homophones to Teach Vocabulary (and Spelling!)

Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library

Peek, Peak, Pique: Using Homophones to Teach Vocabulary (and Spelling!)

Argues that regular homophone practice enhances vocabulary knowledge, spelling skills, pronunciation ability, and overall reading proficiency. Describes how card games played with decks of homophones helped to accomplish these things. Notes particular benefits of homophone games to ESL students, and outlines key advantages of using the games.

 

NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library

NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing

With full recognition that writing is an increasingly multifaceted activity, we offer several principles that should guide effective teaching practice.

 

Talking in Class: Using Discussion to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Talking in Class: Using Discussion to Enhance Teaching and Learning

The authors guide high school teachers in developing skills in promoting and facilitating authentic discussion in the English language arts 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.