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Paraphrasing: An Effective Comprehension Strategy

Grades   3 – 12  |  Professional Library

Paraphrasing: An Effective Comprehension Strategy

In this article, the author explains what paraphrasing is and how it can increase student's comprehension.

 

Menu Magic!

Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library

Menu Magic!

This article helps eighth graders review the power of adjectives. Students eat up this project that promises to deliver the opportunity to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate while giving students the chance to work in cooperative groups. All in all, it's an appetizing way to get kids focused on descriptive writing.

 

Language Learners in the English Classroom

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

Language Learners in the English Classroom

This book provides practical, research-based strategies that can help secondary-level English language learners meet the challenges of both language and content learning.

 

Literary Terms: A Practical Glossary

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Literary Terms: A Practical Glossary

Literary Terms: A Practical Glossary provides up-to-date definitions, drawing on recent developments in literary theory and emphasizing the role of reading practices in the reproduction of literary meanings. Unlike other glossaries, it includes brief activities to help students develop a working knowledge of the concepts.

 

Moving Beyond the Page in Content Area Literacy: Comprehension Instruction for Multimodal Texts in Science

Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library

Moving Beyond the Page in Content Area Literacy: Comprehension Instruction for Multimodal Texts in Science

To be literate in the 21st century, students need to be able to evaluate and create texts using multiple forms of representation.