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The Literature Circle: Reading Like a Writer

Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library

The Literature Circle: Reading Like a Writer

Reading internalizes every aspect of good writing—if you’re reading good writing, which most middle school textbooks aren’t. Here are criteria and suggestions for good content-area articles and trade nonfiction books.

 

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.

 

What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library

What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction

This respected volume presents a range of research and instructional perspectives in the area of reading.

 

Writing with Voice

Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library

Writing with Voice

Tom Romano leads students to allow themselves creative freedom while developing the patience to hone that first rush into a tight and effective piece of writing with voice.

 

Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: English Language Arts, Grades PreK-2

Grades   K – 2  |  Professional Library

Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: English Language Arts, Grades PreK-2

This book provides insights and resources for teachers, administrators, and policymakers working with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by championing a critical perspective and teaching that promote students’ development as competent and critical problem solvers.