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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.

 

Writing Our Communities: Local Learning and Public Culture

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library

Writing Our Communities: Local Learning and Public Culture

Student engagement with community becomes the centerpiece of the book, an engagement that takes place across disciplines through projects involving history, environment, culture, and much more.

 

"It's Our World Too": Socially Responsive Learners in Middle School Language Arts

Grades   6 – 9  |  Professional Library

"It's Our World Too": Socially Responsive Learners in Middle School Language Arts

This book is a valuable resource for middle school teachers who want to use significant social issues such as race, class, and poverty to invigorate their teaching of literacy and communication skills.

 

Strategic Writing: The Writing Process and Beyond in the Secondary English Classroom

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Strategic Writing: The Writing Process and Beyond in the Secondary English Classroom

Dean introduces postprocess theory to high school English teachers in a practical, classroom-based way.

 

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.