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  1. Professional Development | Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Acting Out: Literature, Drama, and Connecting With History
    This article describes a successful teacher-professor collaboration to plan interdisciplinary curriculum and team-teach it in a first-grade classroom.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    "I Wouldn't Choose It, but I Don't Regret Reading It": Scaffolding Students' Engagement With Complex Texts
    Three strategies are presented to support secondary students in negotiating the challenges posed by complex texts.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Paraphrasing: An Effective Comprehension Strategy
    In this article, the author explains what paraphrasing is and how it can increase student's comprehension.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    SEARCHing for an Answer: The Critical Role of New Literacies While Reading on the Internet
    This article shows how to integrate a "SEARCH" framework to help students develop the new literacy skills that reading on the Internet requires.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Semiotic Representations: Building Complex Literacy Practices Through the Arts
    Include visual arts, drama, and movement in English language arts instruction to increase students' understanding and motivation.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Technology That Powers Up Learning
    By designing lessons to activate prior knowledge and linking these activities to reading and writing, teachers found that students were more engaged, that they learned more material more quickly, and that they more willingly incorporated reading into their lives.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Violent Red, Ogre Green, and Delicious White: Expanding Meaning Potential through Media
    This article reports on the meaning potential of daily access to drawing/writing media for widening and deepening meaning construction.