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Recentering the Middle School Classroom as a Vibrant Learning Community: Students, Literacy, and Technology Intersect

Grades   6 – 8  |  Professional Library

Recentering the Middle School Classroom as a Vibrant Learning Community: Students, Literacy, and Technology Intersect

Examine the ways in which community can be constructed in the middle school classroom using online electronic discussions of literature.

 

Nikki Giovanni in the Classroom: "The same ol' danger but a brand new pleasure"

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Nikki Giovanni in the Classroom: "The same ol' danger but a brand new pleasure"

The first volume in the NCTE High School Literature Series, this small, practical book features primary source materials including many of Giovanni’s poems reprinted in full, easily adaptable lessons and activities, and a resource section for students and teachers wishing to study Giovanni further.

 

Beyond Standardized Truth: Improving Teaching and Learning through Inquiry-Based Reading Assessment

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library

Beyond Standardized Truth: Improving Teaching and Learning through Inquiry-Based Reading Assessment

Scott Filkins brings us into his and colleagues' classrooms to demonstrate how high school teachers across the disciplines can engage in inquiry-based reading assessment to support student learning. This book is part of the NCTE Principles in Practice imprint.

 

Authentic Assessments for the English Classroom

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library

Authentic Assessments for the English Classroom

Joanna Dolgin, Kim Kelly, and Sarvenaz Zelkha offer real-world examples, sample student work, step-by-step instructions, and handouts to help teachers incorporate authentic forms of assessment into the middle and high school curriculum.

 

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.