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  1. Professional Development | Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Close reading in elementary schools
    Close reading is a recommended instructional approach to meet the challenges of teaching complex texts. But close readings are more common in high school and college than in elementary schools. In this article, we identify the components of close reading that were developed after a group of elementary school teachers observed their colleges in high school. In addition, we focus on the modifications necessary to implement close reading in elementary schools.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Conversation: The Comprehension Connection
    Conversation provides opportunities for students to practice and use cognitive strategies, and is critical for developing comprehension.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Engaging the Disengaged: Using Learning Clubs to Motivate Struggling Adolescent Readers and Writers
    This article describes the use of learning clubs to motivate struggling students to engage in literacy events and foster literacy development.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Family Message Journals: Teaching Writing through Family Involvement
    This book follows the development of emergent and beginning writers as they explore the power and joy of written communication.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    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.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Singing Across the Curriculum
    In this article, the author explains how singing can help students learn across the curriculum.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Technology That Powers Up Learning
    By designing lessons to activate prior knowledge and linking these activities to reading and writing, teachers found that students were more engaged, that they learned more material more quickly, and that they more willingly incorporated reading into their lives.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    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.