Tag Archives: Literacy & Reading

Proverbs in Disguise: An Excerpt from The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, 6th Edition

EDWARD B. FRYE PH.D. (1925–2010), was Professor Emeritus of Education at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Internationally known for his Readability Graph, Fry was the author of more than 30 books. JACQUELINE E. KRESS is a tenured Professor … Read more.

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Excerpt from “Reading in the Wild:” Curating a Classroom Library

As you’ll read in the excerpt below, giving students a diverse library in the classroom involves more than an overstuffed bookshelf. Per the author, “The heart of a reading and writing workshop is the classroom library…[it] provides authentic material to … Read more.

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A View of Whole Novel Study from Start to Finish

Whole Novels for the Whole Class is a practical, field-tested guide to implementing a student-centered literature program that promotes critical thinking and literary understanding through the study of novels with middle school students. Rather than using novels simply to teach … Read more.

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Excerpts from Common Core Curriculum Maps: Learn About Your Grade’s CCSS

Common Core is a non-profit organization formed in 2007 to advocate for a content-rich liberal arts education in America’s K-12 schools. To improve education in America, they promote programs, policies, and initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels that … Read more.

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20 Assessment Suggestions by Mary Lou Brandvik from The English Teacher’s Survival Guide

The English Teacher’s Survival Guide: Ready-To-Use Techniques & Materials for Grades 7-12 , 2nd Edition by Mary Lou Brandvik and Katherine S. McKnight This excerpt from The English Teacher’s Survival Guide offers alternative suggestions to traditional assessments like quizzes, tests, … Read more.

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