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  1. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Menu Magic!
    This article helps eighth graders review the power of adjectives. Students eat up this project that promises to deliver the opportunity to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate while giving students the chance to work in cooperative groups. All in all, it's an appetizing way to get kids focused on descriptive writing.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Motivating Writing in Middle School
    This volume offers a variety of ways to stimulate student writing: through the use of artifacts, through exploration of the students' own experiences, memories, and aspirations, and through real-world writing tasks.
  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   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Multiple Texts: Multiple Opportunities for Teaching and Learning
    Using texts that first meet the reading "levels" of middle school students, then offering increasingly challenging books, teachers can group students at all levels using multiple texts. Strategy logs and conferences are two of the successful tools teachers use to increase comprehension as well as critical reading skills.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Position Statement
    NCTE Position Statement on Reading
    In order to make sure that all individuals have access to the personal pleasures and intellectual benefits of full literacy, NCTE created the NCTE Position Statement on Reading in February of 1999.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    New Visions for Linking Literature and Mathematics
    David and Phyllis Whitin offer K6 teachers a wealth of ideas for integrating literature and mathematics.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Nikki Giovanni in the Classroom: "The same ol' danger but a brand new pleasure"
    The first volume in the NCTE High School Literature Series, this small, practical book features primary source materials including many of Giovanni's poems reprinted in full, easily adaptable lessons and activities, and a resource section for students and teachers wishing to study Giovanni further.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Nonfiction Inquiry: Using Real Reading and Writing to Explore the World
    Nonfiction is the genre most likely to spur children's passion and wonder for learning. This article discusses way to motivate children to read nonfiction.
  9. 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.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Peek, Peak, Pique: Using Homophones to Teach Vocabulary (and Spelling!)
    Argues that regular homophone practice enhances vocabulary knowledge, spelling skills, pronunciation ability, and overall reading proficiency. Describes how card games played with decks of homophones helped to accomplish these things. Notes particular benefits of homophone games to ESL students, and outlines key advantages of using the games.

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