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Creating Lifelong Readers Through Independent Reading

Grades   2 – 7  |  Professional Library

Creating Lifelong Readers Through Independent Reading

This book provides information on the benefits of independent reading, how to set up a classroom library, and ways to actively engage students in independent reading.

 

Acting Out: Literature, Drama, and Connecting With History

Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library

Acting Out: Literature, Drama, and Connecting With History

This article describes a successful teacher-professor collaboration to plan interdisciplinary curriculum and team-teach it in a first-grade classroom.

 

At the Crossroads of Expertise: The Risky Business of Teaching Popular Culture

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

At the Crossroads of Expertise: The Risky Business of Teaching Popular Culture

Two professors argue that incorporating forms of popular culture into the classroom provides a meeting place where students and teachers can share their expertise. They support the argument with examples of activities and projects.

 

Words Are Wonderful: Interactive, Time-Efficient Strategies to Teach Meaning Vocabulary

Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library

Words Are Wonderful: Interactive, Time-Efficient Strategies to Teach Meaning Vocabulary

Help students enjoy success and enjoyment in learning vocabulary.

 

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.