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Spelling in Use: Looking Closely at Spelling in Whole Language Classrooms

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

Spelling in Use: Looking Closely at Spelling in Whole Language Classrooms

Laminack and Wood describe, in accessible and lively prose, both the theoretical foundations and the practical details of whole language classrooms.

 

Finding the Thread: Character, Setting, and Theme

Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library

Finding the Thread: Character, Setting, and Theme

An annotated bibliography of books that exemplify the plot elements, character, setting, and theme. Includes guidelines on how to do a book talk.

 

What Is “College-Level” Writing? Volume 2: Assignments, Readings, and Student Writing Samples

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

What Is “College-Level” Writing? Volume 2: Assignments, Readings, and Student Writing Samples

Edited by Patrick Sullivan, Howard Tinberg, and Sheridan Blau, this sequel to What Is “College-Level” Writing? (2006) highlights the practical aspects of teaching writing.

 

Digital Readers: The Next Chapter in E-Book Reading and Response

Grades   2 – 5  |  Professional Library

Digital Readers: The Next Chapter in E-Book Reading and Response

This article discusses the use of digital e-book readers in the classroom.

 

The (Un)Making of a Reader

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

The (Un)Making of a Reader

Through looking critically at the underpinnings of "story mapping, a teacher uncovers a contradiction between the author's definition of reading as a constructive process and the reductionist nature of story mapping, which she shows inhibits students' potential to explore a diverse range of personal responses by promoting comprehension over response, uniformity over diversity, and control over freedom.