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  1. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Technology in the Language Arts classroom: Is It Worth the Trouble?
    Suggests the authentic audience found on the Internet has a profound effect on the quality of student writing in all grades, and that the key to successful technology projects is integrating them into the curriculum so that computers are a means, not an end. Offers ideas for classroom activities and projects using stand-alone computers, and using computers with Internet access.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Technology That Powers Up Learning
    By designing lessons to activate prior knowledge and linking these activities to reading and writing, teachers found that students were more engaged, that they learned more material more quickly, and that they more willingly incorporated reading into their lives.
  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   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    The Literature Circle: Reading Like a Writer
    Reading internalizes every aspect of good writing—if you're reading good writing, which most middle school textbooks aren't. Here are criteria and suggestions for good content-area articles and trade nonfiction books.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    The Middle School High Five: Strategies Can Triumph
    A literacy support teacher leads a district-wide initiative to organize content-area teachers in an effort to help their students become better readers by offering instruction and practice in five reading strategies across the curriculum.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    The (Un)Making of a Reader
    Through looking critically at the underpinnings of "story mapping, a teacher uncovers a contradiction between the author's definition of reading as a constructive process and the reductionist nature of story mapping, which she shows inhibits students' potential to explore a diverse range of personal responses by promoting comprehension over response, uniformity over diversity, and control over freedom.
  7. 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.
  8. 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."
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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