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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Literacy

Find and share strategies for helping students read for knowledge, write coherently, and think critically about the written word.

Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

In order to accommodate students with dyslexia, general education teachers must understand what the condition is and what alternate means work best for accessing information.

Be a Reading Rebel! (And Model Reading for Fun for Your Students)

Do you read for pleasure in front of your students? If not, here's why you should start.

The Back-to-School A to Z Reading Challenge

Make reading a lifestyle activity rather than an in-school activity by fostering literacy and community with the A to Z Reading Challenge.

How to Start a Great Writing Center

An on-campus writing center helps middle and high school students develop their written communication skills. Here are six best practices for launching this resource.

Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers

Providing students with examples of good writing is vital so here's some tiips for using mentor texts in the classroom and ideas on where you can find them.

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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

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Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

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"Can't I Just Choose My Own Topic?"

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Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

Last comment 7 hours 14 min ago
15 73 2,527 views

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

Last comment 20 hours 1 min ago
21 314 8,704 views

Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention

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Be a Reading Rebel! (And Model Reading for Fun for Your Students)

Do you read for pleasure in front of your students? If not, here's why you should start.

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Common Core in Action: Using Digital Storytelling Tools in the ELA Classroom

A storytelling app helps students use technology to produce and publish writing, collaborate with others, and hit the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing.

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The Gift of Being a Dyslexic Teacher

A dyslexic teacher can be more attentive in the classroom, sensitive to struggling students and modelling how to compensate for this spectrum disorder.

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Want to Take Over My Class? Be My Guest!

With the guest journal exercise, a literary show-and-tell taps into students' passions, gives them agency, and helps develop their thinking on a variety of subjects.

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How Creative Writing Boosts Students Academically

WriteGirl, a non-profit program provides teen girls with creative writing experiences that develop their voice and also their academic skills.

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The Back-to-School A to Z Reading Challenge

Make reading a lifestyle activity rather than an in-school activity by fostering literacy and community with the A to Z Reading Challenge.

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A Cornucopia of Multidisciplinary Teaching

The synergy of diverse disciplines can lead to a sweet spot. Consider myths and fables for teaching subjects as far ranging as geography, vocabulary, and philosophy.

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Techniques for Teaching Vocabulary to Elementary Students

Blogger Gaetan Pappalardo believes that using words in context and modeling inquisitiveness around words is the way to go. (Updated 01/2014)

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Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students

Ten suggestions for how any teacher, teaching any subject can participate in this mission, and how parents and administrators can help.

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Why Arts Education Must Be Saved

Schools draw on the community to bring art and music to students.

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Summer Reading for Educators: My Favorites

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips offers us his go-to list of what educators should be reading this summer.

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3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

Guest blogger Ali Parrish, educator and ed tech consultant, provides three strategies, low-tech and high-tech, for breaking through students' brain freeze when faced with the dilemma of what to write.

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Music and Dance Drive Academic Achievement

Tucson, Arizona, elementary schools find success by infusing arts into every discipline.

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Lesson Planning and the Common Core: A Unit Based on TED.com

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares a blended genre unit where students research and write their own persuasive speeches in the TED.com format.

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