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  1. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Textmasters: Bringing literature circles to textbook reading across the curriculum
    A fifth-grade science teacher and university researcher challenged the notion that textbook reading follows the same archaic formula: read the textbook and answer the questions at the end of the section. Together, they adapted literature circle roles to fit textbook structures, resulting in the strategy they call Textmasters. This article describes the strategy, along with the action research project that proves its efficacy in the content area middle school classroom.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    The Great Gatsby in the Classroom: Searching for the American Dream
    Veteran high school English teacher David Dowling demonstrates how teachers can help students connect The Great Gatsby to the value systems of the twenty-first century, offering active reading and thinking strategies designed to enhance higher-level thinking and personal responses to fiction.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    The Literacy Coach's Desk Reference: Processes and Perspectives for Effective Coaching
    Cathy Toll offers practical information for pre-K–12 literacy coaches on conferencing with individual teachers and groups, as well as on providing demonstration lessons, services to entire schools, and services to students.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading
    This landmark reference offers in-depth exploration of contemporary reading and literacy research.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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."

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