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Implementing Readers Theatre as an approach to classroom fluency instruction

Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library

Implementing Readers Theatre as an approach to classroom fluency instruction

This article describes how Readers Theatre was implemented as an engaging means for reading fluency instruction in a second-grade classroom.

 

A Failure of the Imagination

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

A Failure of the Imagination

This article discusses the imaginative activities and assignments that teachers often assign that violate the text around which the lesson is focused and that mislead students about its meaning.

 

From Sheryl Crow to Homer Simpson: Literature and Composition through Pop Culture

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

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.

 

Overlapping Vocabulary and Comprehension: Context Clues Complement Semantic Gradients

Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library

Overlapping Vocabulary and Comprehension: Context Clues Complement Semantic Gradients

This teaching technique combines two strategies, context clues and semantic gradients, to help students make vocabulary-to-comprehension connections.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

What Works in Writing Instruction: Research and Practices