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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.

 

Reading & Writing & Teens: A Parent’s Guide to Adolescent Literacy

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library

Reading & Writing & Teens: A Parent’s Guide to Adolescent Literacy

Offering advice from a host of experts in adolescent literacy, this book helps answer real questions from parents across the country about how to best support their teens as readers and writers.

 

Cold Plums and the Old Men in the Water: Let Children Read and Write "Great" Poetry

Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library

Cold Plums and the Old Men in the Water: Let Children Read and Write "Great" Poetry

The author of this article advocates using "great" poetry with children, and providing the link between the reading and writing of poetry.

 

Lights, Cameras, Pencils! Using Descriptive Video to Enhance Writing

Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library

Lights, Cameras, Pencils! Using Descriptive Video to Enhance Writing

Read and write with the movies using an innovative technology called Descriptive Video.

 

Using Short Story Collections to Enrich the English Classroom

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

Using Short Story Collections to Enrich the English Classroom

Describes ways short story collections can be integrated into the English curriculum, including a short story fair, a short story hunt, using single short stories to extend a unit, using a short story by itself, using a collection as a whole, and using short stories as part of a focus on writing. Offers a list of short story resources.