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8 Keys to Language Development

By: Jen JumpPosted 08/02/22
8 Keys to Language Development

Language development takes time. It requires thoughtful instruction, decisions based on student need, and an approach that best meets the needs of students. Below you will find 8 Keys to Language Development. These 8 Keys form the pedagogical backbone for Language Power, 2nd Edition.

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Building Vocabulary in Summer School

By: Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D., Nancy Padak, Ed.D., Rick M. Newton, Ph.D., and Evangeline Newton, Ph.D.Posted 03/10/22
Building Vocabulary in Summer School

Summer is on its way, and so is summer school. What to teach? Time is always limited for instruction and learning in the summer. The teaching of word roots (morphemes) in the summer offers great opportunities to help students in a number of areas.

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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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4 Practices for Building Civic Engagement in Today's Classroom

Today's teachers know that civic education has taken a backseat for decades due to the increasing demands on instructional time, which has had enormous consequences. How do teachers ensure students have access to quality civic education? Here are four practices for building civic engagement, found embedded within iCivics Readers, that you can use in your classroom right now.

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Summer of Strategies: Using Text Evidence in Writing

By: Melissa Cheesman SmithPosted 07/27/18
Summer of Strategies: Using Text Evidence in Writing

Using evidence from a text with informational or argument writing is a crucial skill for our students as their writing develops. Teaching this can be a taxing responsibility to take on! But, with these simple tips, students can become prolific and critical writers.

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Summer of Strategies: Using Text Evidence in Reading

By: Melissa Cheesman SmithPosted 07/13/18
Summer of Strategies: Using Text Evidence in Reading

Reading a text and answering questions has been part of literacy instruction for ages. However, using text evidence to prove answers, whether literal or inferential, is a must-have skill for the 21st century.

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