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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.

11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

Rather than intimidating young readers with ancient pedagogy, encourage and empower them with livelier strategies such as partner reading or the manic Crazy Professor Game.

5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book

Research shows that children want assistance with finding a reading book. While your students search the stacks, here's some helpful tips for teachers.

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.

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.

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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The Power of Poetry in Primary Classrooms

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Why Reading Matters: An Interview with a School Leader

An instructional development director from a charter schools network in the San Francisco area shares his plan for acquiring 300 donated digital reading devices for students.

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SEL and the Common Core, Part Two: Why Emotion Vocabulary Matters

No matter what age student you teach, or for parents, the age of your child, helping children build their emotion vocabularies will help them be more successful in and out of school.

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Empowering Student Writers

Once students are ready to write, different strategies for revision and publication will test and stretch their ability to think critically about their own work.

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Digital Storytelling and Authentic Assessments

Children love telling stories, and these apps will keep them creatively engaged, as well as providing means for assessing and sharing their products.

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Five Minute Film Festival: 10 Stories About Life-Changing Books

Logan Smalley, the director of TED-Ed, asked complete strangers to call him and tell him about a book they loved. In this Five-Minute Film Festival, he shares some of the most moving stories he heard on the importance of reading.

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Teaching Literary Analysis

Guide students through the five steps of understanding and writing literary analysis: choosing and focusing a topic, gathering, presenting and analyzing textual evidence, and concluding.

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11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

Rather than intimidating young readers with ancient pedagogy, encourage and empower them with livelier strategies such as partner reading or the manic Crazy Professor Game.

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The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

Studies show that note-taking with pen or pencil is critical to processing and representing information, something that students lose when tapping on a keyboard.

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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.

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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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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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Why Arts Education Must Be Saved

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

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Word Up: The Must Dos of Vocabulary Instruction

Do you display words and use those words daily in class? Check out these five must dos for teaching vocabulary.

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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

Teachers, by their nature, are storytellers. You can improve this skillset with seven steps for engaging younger students through narrative.

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