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  1. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts
    Describes how an English teacher uses ghost stories in his classroom to further students' interest in and understanding of epics. Presents a short unit in which all the class work focuses on scary kinds of things.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    I-Search in the Age of Information
    Middle school teacher Huntington Lyman takes a fresh look at the I-Search research method and shows how it can be modified to provide an effective project for middle school students.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Multigenre, Multiple Intelligences, and Transcendentalism
    Colleen A. Ruggieri offers a multigenre, mulltiple intelligences unit on transcendentalism complete with suggested texts and an assessment plan.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Pamphlets: An Introduction to Research Techniques
    Describes a four- to six-week project for high school sophomores in which students create pamphlets and in the process learn basic research skills and practice several elements of the research paper.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Re-envisioning Research
    Describes a research paper in the author's high school English classroom which connected to the lives and interests of students, who delved into community problems with as much rigor (and using many types of research as traditional essays exploring arcane philosophical questions). Describes creating a context for exploration, and students' final projects.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Research Matters: What Kinds of Classroom Discussion Promote Reading Comprehension?
    "Research Matters" provides teachers with review and application of research that illuminates the daily concerns and activities of English language arts teachers and classrooms.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Sharing Stories and Developing Multiple Perspectives in Post-9/11 Classrooms
    Sensitive to the increased importance of valuing diversity and diverse points of view since 9/11, this article describes activities through which ESL students contribute new knowledge to their classes while simultaneously improving their English language skills.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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