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Language and Literacy: The Poetry Connection

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

Language and Literacy: The Poetry Connection

Offers a conceptual framework for building language awareness through the reading of poetry, encouraging children to reflect on language in interesting and powerful ways. Provides an instructional model for constructing literature-based experiences in the classroom.

 

Teaching YA Lit through Differentiated Instruction

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Teaching YA Lit through Differentiated Instruction

Authors Susan L. Groenke and Lisa Scherff offer suggestions for incorporating YA lit into the high school curriculum.

 

Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts

Describes how an English teacher uses ghost stories in his classroom to further students' interest in and understanding of epics. Presents a short unit in which all the class work focuses on scary kinds of things.

 

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 Alive!: A Guide for Teachers

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library

Grammar Alive!: A Guide for Teachers

NCTE's Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar provides this much-needed resource for teachers who wonder what to do about grammar—how to teach it, how to apply it, how to learn what they themselves were never taught.