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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.

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8 Strategies to Keep Informational Reading Fun

Pique students' interest and excitement about informational reading by focusing their attention on how to use what they're learning rather than on how they're reading.

7 Tips to Make Running Records Manageable and Useful

Track your students' progress as readers with scheduled practice, an understanding of each student's cuing system, immediate feedback, and comprehension questions to check for understanding.

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.

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Literacy Tools for Low SES Children?

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The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies

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Brisk and Bright Approaches for National Poetry Month

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Writing Strategies for Students With ADHD

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Blogging for English-Language Learners

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Brain Movies: When Readers Can Picture It, They Understand It

Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, brain-based teaching program developers and authors, encourage us to boost students' reading retention by training them to visualize meaning as well as paying attention to the words themselves.

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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns, recognizing that written storytelling doesn't come easily to every child, has hunted down six iPad apps that will bring fun and creative challenge to learning this essential real-world skill.

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Young Writers Embrace Magical Realism (Remembering Gabriel García Márquez)

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber reflects on a powerful lesson where mentor text inspired her students to write like they had not written before.

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4 Steps to Better Writers

Guest blogger Brian Sztabnik isolates four steps to becoming a better writer - Purpose, Organization, Evidence and Thesis (POET) - and, with this prewriting exercise, encourages his students to 'be POETs' before writing their essays.

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March Madness Meets AP Lit

Guest blogger Brian Sztabnik uses the NCAA bracketing model to whip his AP Lit class into a literature-embracing frenzy as they rank their votes to determine the best poem or novel they've read all year.

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16 Resources for National Poetry Month

Guest Blogger Marc Anderson, a tech-based ELL specialist, gives us an online tour of 16 favorite resources for teaching poetry in the classroom, with offerings from internationally acclaimed poets, student poets, and everything in between.

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5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five ways to inspire more student-centered learning in your classroom.

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The Power of Project-Based Writing in the Classroom

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron explains how project-based writing prepares students for real-world writing.

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STEM and Writing: A Super Combination

Read how a quantum physicist, who was a guest speaker in a language arts classroom, inspired the imagination and writing of the middle school students.

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The Nuts and Bolts of Setting up Literature Circles

Elena Aguilar shares more on literature circles, focusing this time on laying the groundwork, teaching kids protocols for discussion, and strategies for motivating them to read.

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College Readiness: Writing to Learn

Blogger Ben Johnson explains how writing can help students investigate topics and think critically.

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Brain Movies: When Readers Can Picture It, They Understand It

Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, brain-based teaching program developers and authors, encourage us to boost students' reading retention by training them to visualize meaning as well as paying attention to the words themselves.

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Pen Pals in the 21st Century

While many consider the pen pal an analog age artifact, blogger and teacher Lisa Mims demonstrates how this very human form of communication is alive and well in her classroom - and relevant to her curriculum.

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How to Write Dialogue that Matters: Lessons from Aaron Sorkin

Todd Finley offers another entertaining peek into the mind of a writing teacher, this time examining how we can learn a lot about creating dialogue from popular screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.

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