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Rope Them in With Hand Gestures

Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library

Rope Them in With Hand Gestures

Using hand gestures is a great way to get students engaged in learning and more focused on reading comprehension strategies.

 

Adolescent Literacy and the Teaching of Reading: Lessons for Teachers of Literature

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Adolescent Literacy and the Teaching of Reading: Lessons for Teachers of Literature

Deborah Appleman dismantles the traditional divide between secondary teachers of literature and teachers of reading and offers a variety of practical ways to teach reading within the context of literature classrooms.

 

Codeswitching: Tools of Language and Culture Transform the Dialectally Diverse Classroom

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

Codeswitching: Tools of Language and Culture Transform the Dialectally Diverse Classroom

This article shows how to affirm and draw on the dialect diversity of students to foster the learning of Standard English.

 

What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Comprehension

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Comprehension

This article presents a model of comprehension to support classroom teachers as they engage their students in making meaning from text.

 

Power of Picture Books, The: Using Content Area Literature in Middle School

Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library

Power of Picture Books, The: Using Content Area Literature in Middle School

Featuring descriptions and activities for fifty exceptional titles, Mary Jo Fresch and Peggy Harkins offer a wealth of ideas for harnessing the power of picture books to improve reading and writing in the content areas.