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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.

 

Reading Shakespeare with Young Adults

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Reading Shakespeare with Young Adults

Dakin explores different methods for getting students engaged--and excited--about Shakespeare's plays as they learn to construct meaning from the texts' sixteenth-century language and connect it to their twenty-first-century lives.

 

Spelling in Parts: A Strategy for Spelling and Decoding Polysyllabic Words

Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library

Spelling in Parts: A Strategy for Spelling and Decoding Polysyllabic Words

The Spelling in Parts strategy can enhance children's ability to spell and decode multisyllabic words.

 

Language and Literacy: The Poetry Connection

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

Language and Literacy: The Poetry Connection

Offers a conceptual framework for building language awareness through the reading of poetry, encouraging children to reflect on language in interesting and powerful ways. Provides an instructional model for constructing literature-based experiences in the classroom.

 

Moving Beyond the Page in Content Area Literacy: Comprehension Instruction for Multimodal Texts in Science

Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library

Moving Beyond the Page in Content Area Literacy: Comprehension Instruction for Multimodal Texts in Science

To be literate in the 21st century, students need to be able to evaluate and create texts using multiple forms of representation.