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  1. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Different Texts, Different Emergent Writing Forms
    Examines young children's ability to vary the forms of emergent writing as they wrote a story, a shopping list, and a letter to a friend at three different times during the school year. Finds that children apply their emergent knowledge about written language differently. Indicates a considerable mismatch between written products and knowledge of genre characteristics.
  2. 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.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Expanding Vision: Teaching Haiku
    Despite common misconceptions about haiku, there is a lively and vibrant haiku community throughout the United States and many other countries. Read this article for further discussion on the use of haiku in your own classroom.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Exploring the Past through Multigenre Writing
    Research comes alive when students explore a range of alternate genres instead of writing the traditional research report.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Fifty Alternatives to the Book Report
    Offers 50 diverse suggestions intended to offer students new ways to think about a piece of literature, new directions to explore, and ways to respond with greater depth to the books they read.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Finding the Thread: Character, Setting, and Theme
    An annotated bibliography of books that exemplify the plot elements, character, setting, and theme. Includes guidelines on how to do a book talk.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    "Framing Texts: New Strategies for Student Writers"
    Using children's picture books, Deborah Dean provided frameworks for student research papers that avoided the pitfalls leading to voiceless and encyclopedic writing. Research guide sheets; class analysis of text organization, sentence variety, stylistic choices; and peer review all contribute to interesting final papers.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Fresh Perspectives on New Literacies and Technology Integration
    This article provides practical ideas for integrating technologies into the classroom in ways that honor students' out-of-school technology funds of knowledge.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Fresh Takes on Teaching Literary Elements: How to Teach What Really Matters about Character, Setting, Point of View, and Theme
    Michael Smith and Jeffrey Wilhelm illuminate the intricacies of character, setting, point of view, and theme, helping students apply their understanding of literary elements to their reading as well as their writing.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    From Sheryl Crow to Homer Simpson: Literature and Composition through Pop Culture
    High school teacher Jerome Evans makes popular culture an integral part of his courses. Through analyzing themes in song lyrics, rhetorical devices in essays and advertisements, and psychology in contemporary film, students improve their skills in critical thinking and writing.

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