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Matching Books and Readers: Selecting Literature for English Learners

Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library

Matching Books and Readers: Selecting Literature for English Learners

This article offers suggestions on how to choose books to aid English learners with language acquisition and comprehension.

 

Grammar for Teachers: Perspectives and Definitions

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library

Grammar for Teachers: Perspectives and Definitions

Weaver examines the connection between a teacher's knowledge of grammar and students' growth in language skills as she provides specific examples of how teachers can put their knowledge of grammar to use without intimidating or overwhelming students.

 

To Kill a Mockingbird in the Classroom: Walking in Someone Else's Shoes

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

To Kill a Mockingbird in the Classroom: Walking in Someone Else's Shoes

This book examines ways of engaging students as they study Harper Lee's novel. Included are collaborative learning, discussion, writing, and inquiry-based projects as well as activities related to the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird.

 

Radical Change and Wikis: Teaching New Literacies

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library

Radical Change and Wikis: Teaching New Literacies

Researchers in this study found that students had developed some visual literacy skills using Radical Change texts and wikis.

 

Alice Walker in the Classroom: "Living by the Word"

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

Alice Walker in the Classroom: "Living by the Word"

Carol Jago offers readers a handy guide for bringing this celebrated author’s work into the classroom, including biographical information, ideas for literature circles using Walker’s short stories, sample writing lessons using Walker’s poems, suggestions for teaching The Color Purple, and a wealth of resources for further investigation of Alice Walker and her work.