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At the Crossroads of Expertise: The Risky Business of Teaching Popular Culture

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

At the Crossroads of Expertise: The Risky Business of Teaching Popular Culture

Two professors argue that incorporating forms of popular culture into the classroom provides a meeting place where students and teachers can share their expertise. They support the argument with examples of activities and projects.

 

Research Matters: What Kinds of Classroom Discussion Promote Reading Comprehension?

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

Research Matters: What Kinds of Classroom Discussion Promote Reading Comprehension?

"Research Matters" provides teachers with review and application of research that illuminates the daily concerns and activities of English language arts teachers and classrooms.

 

Joyful Noises: Creating Poems for Voices and Ears

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

Joyful Noises: Creating Poems for Voices and Ears

This article discusses the efforts of a fifth-grade teacher and a visiting poet to rekindle students' sense of poetic passion and pleasure and describes how the authors introduced students to poems for two voices.

 

Exploring the Use of the iPad for Literacy Learning

Grades   1 – 3, 5  |  Professional Library

Exploring the Use of the iPad for Literacy Learning

The goal of this investigation was to explore how a fourth grade teacher could integrate iPads into her literacy instruction to simultaneously teach print-based and digital literacy goals.

 

Technology That Powers Up Learning

Grades   5 – 8  |  Professional Library

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.