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Bringing Word Study to Intermediate Classrooms

Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library

Bringing Word Study to Intermediate Classrooms

Students can become excited about language and how it works through short, integrated word study units.

 

Let's Go to the Movies: Rethinking the Role of Film in the Elementary Classroom

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

Let's Go to the Movies: Rethinking the Role of Film in the Elementary Classroom

Argues that elementary language-arts teachers should expand their definition of "text" to include film, a valuable instructional material. Notes that today's elementary students come to class with a great deal of knowledge about films--prior experiences which teachers can tap into. Discusses the application to film of reader-response theories.

 

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.

 

Fresh Takes on Teaching Literary Elements: How to Teach What Really Matters about Character, Setting, Point of View, and Theme

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library

Fresh Takes on Teaching Literary Elements: How to Teach What Really Matters about Character, Setting, Point of View, and Theme

Michael Smith and Jeffrey Wilhelm illuminate the intricacies of character, setting, point of view, and theme, helping students apply their understanding of literary elements to their reading as well as their writing.

 

Risking Intensity: Reading and Writing Poetry with High School Students

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Risking Intensity: Reading and Writing Poetry with High School Students

Judith Michaels approaches the subject of the self at both the personal and practical levels, opening the world of poetry to her classes through carefully planned strategies.