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  1. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Alice Walker in the Classroom: "Living by the Word"
    Carol Jago offers readers a handy guide for bringing this celebrated author's work into the classroom, including biographical information, ideas for literature circles using Walker's short stories, sample writing lessons using Walker's poems, suggestions for teaching The Color Purple, and a wealth of resources for further investigation of Alice Walker and her work.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Amy Tan in the Classroom: "The art of invisible strength"
    Offers high school teachers an activity-based approach to teaching the works of Amy Tan, especially The Joy Luck Club and The Opposite of Fate.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   7 – 12  |  Strategy Guide
    Consensus Decision Making
    This strategy guide introduces Consensus Decision Making, a method for facilitating and engaging students in a critical discussion of the central ideas of a text.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide
    Depend on the Text! How to Create Text-Dependent Questions
    Teachers need to create text-dependent questions to elicit close reading. When answering these questions, students learn to reread and think deeply about the text.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Developing Critical Awareness at the Middle Level: Using Texts as Tools for Critique and Pleasure
    This unique instructional approach enables students to read literature they enjoy while developing critical consciousness and addressing issues of social justice.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide
    Developing Evidence-Based Arguments from Texts
    This strategy guide clarifies the difference between persuasion and argumentation, stressing the connection between close reading of text to gather evidence and formation of a strong argumentative claim about text.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Engaging Grammar: Practical Advice for Real Classrooms
    Amy Benjamin challenges the idea of "skill and drill" grammar instruction, and Tom Oliva provides a teacher's journal chronicling how the concepts in this book can work in a real classroom.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Genre Theory: Teaching, Writing, and Being
    Dean synthesizes theory and research about genres and provides secondary-level teachers with practical classroom applications.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide
    Get Close to Think Deeply: Creating Primary-Level Close Readings
    Close readings allow primary students to engage with complex texts. Through repeated reading, students build a deep understanding of the text and critical thinking skills.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Happily Ever After: Sharing Folk Literature With Elementary and Middle School Students
    This unique text provides background about folk literature and how to use this rich genre in your classroom.

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