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How to Integrate the Arts - Reading with Purpose: Monologues

By: Jennifer M. Bogard, Ph.D. and Lisa Donovan, Ph.D.Posted 02/07/22
How to Integrate the Arts - Reading with Purpose: Monologues

If you're looking for authentic reasons to encourage your students to go back into a text and find evidence to support their thinking, we hear you. Monologue takes the skill of finding evidence to a new level. It is a literary empowerment tool for students. Drafting a powerful monologue invites students to read across a set of texts that includes different sources about one subject in order to glean an understanding from multiple perspectives.

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Why Does Storytelling Matter?

By: Lisa Donovan, Ph.D.Posted 02/20/15
Why Does Storytelling Matter?

Why does storytelling matter? How does it benefit students? Here are some insights to how storytelling can help improve struggling readers and writers, and help create a positive classroom community.

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Celebrating Women in History

By: Dona Herweck RicePosted 03/14/14
Celebrating Women in History

March is Women’s History Month, and it’s a great time to celebrate women through time who have made a big difference in our world. However, every student is surrounded by women who make a difference in the world today. Here’s how you can encourage students to consider the importance of women’s contributions in their own world!

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Learning by Playing

By: Nancy Padak, Ed.D.Posted 09/19/13
Learning by Playing

Do you allow your students to learn by playing in the classroom? Having fun and playing is motivating; students will pay closer attention for longer periods of time. This, of course, increases the likelihood that they will learn. Here are a few word-learning games that you can easily play with your students!

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