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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   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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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."
  7. 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."