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  1. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Tim O'Brien in the Classroom: "This too is true: Stories can save us"
    As part of the NCTE High School Literature Series, Tim O'Brien in the Classroom focuses on opportunities for classroom discussion and writing assignments, including lessons, open-ended prompts, and student writing samples.
  2. 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.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    To Kill a Mockingbird in the Classroom: Walking in Someone Else's Shoes
    This book examines ways of engaging students as they study Harper Lee's novel. Included are collaborative learning, discussion, writing, and inquiry-based projects as well as activities related to the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird.
  4. 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."
  5. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Using Children's Literature to Spark Learning
    Presents two brief articles--the first discusses purposes for using children's picture books in a secondary classroom, activities for children's literature, and integrating children's books into the classroom curriculum; and the second discusses using folktales in the classroom to engage reluctant readers and writers, suggests ideas/topics for folktale writing projects, lists writing prompts, and recommends folktales.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Using Short Story Collections to Enrich the English Classroom
    Describes ways short story collections can be integrated into the English curriculum, including a short story fair, a short story hunt, using single short stories to extend a unit, using a short story by itself, using a collection as a whole, and using short stories as part of a focus on writing. Offers a list of short story resources.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Walking the Talk: Examining Privilege and Race in a Ninth-Grade Classroom
    The authors describe their struggles and eventual success with students in constructing a "counternarrative to colormuteness and colorblindness"—the self-imposed student segregation and silencing of voice.
  8. 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."
  9. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    What Is "College-Level" Writing?
    Just what defines "college-level" writing? This collection seeks to engage this essential question with care, patience, and pragmatism.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    What Is "College-Level" Writing? Volume 2: Assignments, Readings, and Student Writing Samples
    Edited by Patrick Sullivan, Howard Tinberg, and Sheridan Blau, this sequel to What Is "College-Level" Writing? (2006) highlights the practical aspects of teaching writing.

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