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  1. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Alternative Book Reports
    This article describes different ways that students can report on books they have read other than the traditional "book report."
  2. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Beyond Voices of Readers: Students on School's Effects on Reading
    This article summarizes and explicates research on 272 twelfth-grade students' reading autobiographies. Cope quotes from some noteworthy comments and makes some suggestions on how teachers and schools might do a better job of teaching literature.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    "It's Not All Black and White": Postmodern Picture Books and New Literacies
    The author of this article demonstrates how postmodern picture books can help readers of various ages, particularly secondary students, use and develop new literacies.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Motivating Young Writers Through Write-Talks: Real Writers, Real Audiences, Real Purposes
    This article describes the use of "write-talks," brief motivational talks designed to engage students in writing.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Spelling: From Invention to Strategies
    Veteran educator Howard Miller shares a set of strategies that can propel middle school writers (and "inventive" spellers) into the role of being responsible and strategic in this Voices from the Middle article.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Technology in the Language Arts classroom: Is It Worth the Trouble?
    Suggests the authentic audience found on the Internet has a profound effect on the quality of student writing in all grades, and that the key to successful technology projects is integrating them into the curriculum so that computers are a means, not an end. Offers ideas for classroom activities and projects using stand-alone computers, and using computers with Internet access.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    To Grammar or Not to Grammar: That Is Not the Question!
    Argues that, taught in the context of writing, grammar can enhance and improve students' writing. Offers classroom examples showing how: good preparation for writing fosters good grammar and detail; students can use grammatical and syntactic constructions used by professional authors as models for their own writing; and how to help students learn revision strategies at the sentence and paragraph level.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Undoing the Great Grammatical Scam
    Grammar should be taught in the context of students' own writing: "we learn what we actually have the opportunity to practice and do in the real world."
  9. Professional Development | Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Walk with Light: Guiding Students through the Conventions of Literary Analysis
    Burdan shares some common misconceptions surrounding literary analysis and describes activities that help students understand "the play of language."
  10. Professional Development | Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction
    This respected volume presents a range of research and instructional perspectives in the area of reading.