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  1. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    A Failure of the Imagination
    This article discusses the imaginative activities and assignments that teachers often assign that violate the text around which the lesson is focused and that mislead students about its meaning.
  2. 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."
  3. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Analyzing Grammar Rants: An Alternative to Traditional Grammar Instruction
    Kenneth Lindblom and Patricia A. Dunn teach language awareness and use through published complaints about the teaching of grammar. Students are able to recognize issues of race and class that determine acceptable usage and learn the importance of audience in their own language use.
  4. 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.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Authoring With Video
    Use a video-based platform as an inspiration for writing.
  6. 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.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Building Community through Poetry: A Role for Imagination in the Classroom
    Methods such as the circle poem, the "poetic interview," the found poem, and the poetic field trip are just some used by the author to create an atmosphere of mutual support and enable students to initiate "imaginative possibilities."
  8. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Critical Literacies and Graphic Novels for English-Language Learners: Teaching Maus
    Particularly for English-language learners, graphic novels can be used in the secondary classroom as part of a multiliteracies approach.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Engaging the Disengaged: Using Learning Clubs to Motivate Struggling Adolescent Readers and Writers
    This article describes the use of learning clubs to motivate struggling students to engage in literacy events and foster literacy development.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    e-Reading and e-Responding: New Tools for the Next Generation of Readers
    Contemporary transformations in digital technologies have prompted a reassessment of what literacy means and what is determined a "text." Traditionally, text has been perceived as written messages and symbols in the forms of books, magazines, and newspapers. Today, text is recognized as much more than written words or images.

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