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  1. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Adolescent Literacy and the Teaching of Reading: Lessons for Teachers of Literature
    Deborah Appleman dismantles the traditional divide between secondary teachers of literature and teachers of reading and offers a variety of practical ways to teach reading within the context of literature classrooms.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students
    This book isn't about technology. It's about the teaching practices that technology enables. This book addresses the ways in which teachers and students work together to navigate continuous change and what it means to read, write, view, listen, and communicate in the twenty-first century.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    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.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Authentic Assessments for the English Classroom
    Joanna Dolgin, Kim Kelly, and Sarvenaz Zelkha offer real-world examples, sample student work, step-by-step instructions, and handouts to help teachers incorporate authentic forms of assessment into the middle and high school curriculum.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Children's Inquiry: Using Language to Make Sense of the World
    Lindfors introduces a theoretical framework for understanding children's inquiry language—as communication acts in which the child brings another into the act of sense-making—and uncovers new possibilities for our understanding of how children learn.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Expanding Vision: Teaching Haiku
    Despite common misconceptions about haiku, there is a lively and vibrant haiku community throughout the United States and many other countries. Read this article for further discussion on the use of haiku in your own classroom.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Fifty Alternatives to the Book Report
    Offers 50 diverse suggestions intended to offer students new ways to think about a piece of literature, new directions to explore, and ways to respond with greater depth to the books they read.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    "Framing Texts: New Strategies for Student Writers"
    Using children's picture books, Deborah Dean provided frameworks for student research papers that avoided the pitfalls leading to voiceless and encyclopedic writing. Research guide sheets; class analysis of text organization, sentence variety, stylistic choices; and peer review all contribute to interesting final papers.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Fresh Takes on Teaching Literary Elements: How to Teach What Really Matters about Character, Setting, Point of View, and Theme
    Michael Smith and Jeffrey Wilhelm illuminate the intricacies of character, setting, point of view, and theme, helping students apply their understanding of literary elements to their reading as well as their writing.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    From Sheryl Crow to Homer Simpson: Literature and Composition through Pop Culture
    High school teacher Jerome Evans makes popular culture an integral part of his courses. Through analyzing themes in song lyrics, rhetorical devices in essays and advertisements, and psychology in contemporary film, students improve their skills in critical thinking and writing.

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