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  1. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    360 Degrees of Text: Using Poetry to Teach Close Reading and Powerful Writing
    Through Eileen Murphy Buckley’s 360-degree approach to teaching critical literacy, students investigate texts through a full spectrum of learning modalities, harnessing the excitement of performance, imitation, creative writing, and argument/debate activities to become more powerful thinkers, readers, and writers.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 12  |  Strategy Guide
    Bringing Lessons to Life with Animoto
    Using Animoto, a free Web 2.0 tool, students can develop short digital videos that include music, photos, video clips, and text as well as share their creations electronically.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide
    Close Reading of Literary Texts
    This guide provides strategies for choosing text that is appropriate for close reading and to plan for instruction.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Cold Plums and the Old Men in the Water: Let Children Read and Write "Great" Poetry
    The author of this article advocates using "great" poetry with children, and providing the link between the reading and writing of poetry.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   2 – 7  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Creating Lifelong Readers Through Independent Reading
    This book provides information on the benefits of independent reading, how to set up a classroom library, and ways to actively engage students in independent reading.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide
    Depend on the Text! How to Create Text-Dependent Questions
    Teachers need to create text-dependent questions to elicit close reading. When answering these questions, students learn to reread and think deeply about the text.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide
    Get Close to Think Deeply: Creating Primary-Level Close Readings
    Close readings allow primary students to engage with complex texts. Through repeated reading, students build a deep understanding of the text and critical thinking skills.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Getting the Knack: 20 Poetry Writing Exercises
    Dunning and Stafford, both widely known poets and educators, offer this delightful manual of exercises for beginning poets.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Going Bohemian: How to Teach Writing Like You Mean It
    This resource offers unconventional strategies to guide students through some of the more difficult tasks in learning to write.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Living Voices: Multicultural Poetry in the Middle School Classroom
    Jaime Wood offers middle school English language arts teachers material for teaching poetry by Nikki Giovanni, Li-Young Lee, and Pat Mora; the text includes graphic organizers and other resources.

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