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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.

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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8 Strategies to Keep Informational Reading Fun

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Poetry Month: The Practical Applications of Self-Expression

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8 Strategies to Keep Informational Reading Fun

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37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading

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Interactive Fiction in the Classroom

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Teaching Students to Re-Dream with Shakespeare

Guest blogger Rick Taylor, an Associate English Professor at East Carolina U, walks us back to the late 16th century as he teaches his students the art of vividly re-dreaming Shakespeare.

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11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary

Learning and memory specialist Marilee Sprenger writes about vocabulary critical to the Common Core and offers 11 strategies for helping students learn it.

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Watch a Classroom Management Expert

An English teacher in Richmond, CA helps his 9th graders see why improving their literacy can change their lives while encouraging them to respect themselves and others.

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Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up 5 classroom strategies for helping students become better listeners.

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ELA Common Core Resources for Elementary Educators

How will the Common Core shift English-language arts and reading in elementary schools? Blogger Matt Davis rounds up the best resources to help parents and educators understand and implement Common Core ELA in elementary school.

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Week 1 of School: Selling the Value of Literacy

Eighth grade English teacher and writing project director Judy Jester reveals a sweet strategy for engaging her students as creative thinkers and advocates for their own literacy during the first week of school.

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Design 101 for Educators: 5 Simple Typography Tips

Author and communicator Jason Cranford Teague continues his Design 101 for Educators series with five simple typographic tips for presenting students with ideas and assignments.

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How Storytelling Inspires Children to Learn English

When you engage your English-language learners through the power, fun, and sharing of narrative, the formal elements of language acquisition will follow more easily.

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Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: ELA Videos and Webinars

In the second of three parts, guest blogger Dr. Janice Dole shares the videos she uses to help preservice teachers grasp the nuances of instructing students how to master close reading.

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7 Great E-Books for Summer Reading on iPads

To engage young readers over the summer, hand them an iPad and loaded with eBooks. Monica Burns reviews seven of the many reading apps available.

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College Readiness: Reading Critically

Blogger Ben Johnson describes ways teachers can help their students become critical readers.

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Getting to Know Your Students Through Poetry

Blogger Elena Aguilar shares "I Am From," which is a dynamic poetry lesson where students experience the writing process and share about their lives.

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Using Blogs to Engage English-Language Learners

Teacher and tech enthusiast Jon Schwartz espouses the benefits of blogging for teaching elementary English-Language Learners and boosting student engagement.

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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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