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After-Reading Response: Taking Readers Back to the Book & Sharing What We Read

After-Reading Response: Taking Readers Back to the Book & Sharing What We Read

Returning to the text invites deeper learning and understanding

Much of the writing we assign our students is public writing—writing to communicate with others. Writing-to-learn is personal writing, writing that helps students increase comprehension of texts—fiction...
Author: Lesley Roessing
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Students' Choice and Voice in Reading Modes

Students' Choice and Voice in Reading Modes

Audiobooks, eBooks, and print, each play a role in students' personalization of reading

If all my students earned 100% on their reading assessments, but then left my classroom hating reading, I have failed as a teacher. It is not in the Common Core Standards to foster a lifetime love for reading. The...
Author: Sarah Sansbury
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Mrs. Chandler, I Have This Idea…

Mrs. Chandler, I Have This Idea…

Independent reading assignments open students' minds and hearts

One of my favorite days of the year is when I give students their first independent reading assignment. I believe the best way to keep the love of reading alive is for students to read what they love and share their...
Author: Amber Chandler
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Underpinnings of Literacy … Even in Middle School?

Underpinnings of Literacy … Even in Middle School?

Discovering a more caring approach to reading and writing that meets students where they are

One of the worst assumptions I made as a young classroom teacher was that each and every student in my class would possess a fully developed framework for reading and writing in my class. Maybe this was because I had...
Author: Jason D. DeHart
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Deeper Learning Through Book Clubs

At Park Ridge High School one of the texts in our eighth grade language arts curriculum that fulfills a Common Core State Standard is Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper. This novel, which students read...

Virtual Learning Environments for Advanced Readers

Why doesn't Kyle participate? Has Heather spoken a word in class this week? I know this is easy for Jake, but does he have to be the class clown all the time? These were questions I asked myself early in the school...
Author: Laura Corwon
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