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  1. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Being and Becoming: Multilingual Writers' Practices
    This study examines the writing practices taken on and negotiated by multilingual class members within two multiage elementary classrooms.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Codeswitching: Tools of Language and Culture Transform the Dialectally Diverse Classroom
    This article shows how to affirm and draw on the dialect diversity of students to foster the learning of Standard English.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Different Texts, Different Emergent Writing Forms
    Examines young children's ability to vary the forms of emergent writing as they wrote a story, a shopping list, and a letter to a friend at three different times during the school year. Finds that children apply their emergent knowledge about written language differently. Indicates a considerable mismatch between written products and knowledge of genre characteristics.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Exploring the Past through Multigenre Writing
    Research comes alive when students explore a range of alternate genres instead of writing the traditional research report.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    "Genre Studies"
    In this issue you will read about elementary children who are introduced to genre primarily through their teachers reading aloud. The children are invited to become inquirers who continue to explore books as they meet in small groups to write and read on their own—from fantasy to African folktales to poetry.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Inquiry at the Window: The Year of the Birds
    This science inquiry in a fourth-grade classroom affirms the importance of observation, questioning, reading, and writing to the inquiry process.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    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.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Language and Literacy: The Poetry Connection
    Offers a conceptual framework for building language awareness through the reading of poetry, encouraging children to reflect on language in interesting and powerful ways. Provides an instructional model for constructing literature-based experiences in the classroom.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Let's Go to the Movies: Rethinking the Role of Film in the Elementary Classroom
    Argues that elementary language-arts teachers should expand their definition of "text" to include film, a valuable instructional material. Notes that today's elementary students come to class with a great deal of knowledge about films--prior experiences which teachers can tap into. Discusses the application to film of reader-response theories.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Nonfiction Inquiry: Using Real Reading and Writing to Explore the World
    Nonfiction is the genre most likely to spur children's passion and wonder for learning. This article discusses way to motivate children to read nonfiction.

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