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Code-Switching: Teaching Standard English in Urban Classrooms

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

Code-Switching: Teaching Standard English in Urban Classrooms

Wheeler and Swords show KĖ6 teachers how to use code-switching and contrastive analysis to help students use prior knowledge to translate vernacular English into Standard English.

 

Literacy Remix: Bridging Adolescents' In and Out of School Literacies

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

Literacy Remix: Bridging Adolescents' In and Out of School Literacies

This resources promotes the use new literacies to help students connect to school texts.

 

Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading

Grades   4 – 12  |  Professional Library

Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading

Selecting appropriate reading material for students is hard. For decades, teachers have known that quality instruction requires a careful matching of materials to students. The goal is to select materials that are neither too difficult nor too easy for students--a phenomenon sometimes called the Goldilocks Rule.

 

Supporting Phonemic Awareness Development in the Classroom

Grades   K – 2  |  Professional Library

Supporting Phonemic Awareness Development in the Classroom

Support literacy development through playful and appealing activities that focus on the sound structure of language.

 

BOOKMATCH: Scaffolding Book Selection for Independent Reading

Grades   3 – 6  |  Professional Library

BOOKMATCH: Scaffolding Book Selection for Independent Reading

Using the instructional tool BOOKMATCH, this article provides book-selection strategies for students' independent reading.