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Interactive Read-Alouds: Is There a Common Set of Implementation Practices?

Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library

Interactive Read-Alouds: Is There a Common Set of Implementation Practices?

While research is quite clear on the importance of read-alouds, this article addresses the question of how to conduct an effective read-aloud.

 

Reading Shakespeare with Young Adults

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Reading Shakespeare with Young Adults

Dakin explores different methods for getting students engaged--and excited--about Shakespeare's plays as they learn to construct meaning from the texts' sixteenth-century language and connect it to their twenty-first-century lives.

 

Using Literature to Enhance Writing Instruction: A Guide for K-5 Teachers

Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library

Using Literature to Enhance Writing Instruction: A Guide for K-5 Teachers

This practical text outlines various ways to enhance and enrich writing instruction through the use of children's literature.

 

Teaching Economics Through Children's Literature in the Primary Grades

Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library

Teaching Economics Through Children's Literature in the Primary Grades

In this approach, teachers simultaneously teach reading strategies and empower their students to understand economics.

 

Menu Magic!

Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library

Menu Magic!

This article helps eighth graders review the power of adjectives. Students eat up this project that promises to deliver the opportunity to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate while giving students the chance to work in cooperative groups. All in all, itís an appetizing way to get kids focused on descriptive writing.