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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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Boosting Comprehension Through Empathy

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College Readiness: Reading Critically

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Strategies to Help Struggling Writers

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Don't Say "Your Child Can't Read"

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12 Ways to Nurture a Love of Reading

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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

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Level-Up With 5 High School Novels About Games

For game-obsessed ELA students, consider game-centered novels like Through the Looking Glass, Ender's Game, Ready Player One, Lucky Wander Boy, and The Glass Bead Game.

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Banned Books, Censorship - and PBL?

Nothing inspires the need to read like banned books! Here's how to incorporate literacy, voice and choice, and social studies into one engaging PBL project.

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Librarians' Changing Roles Can Inspire School Communities

A 21st-century librarian can inspire a school by modeling responsive teaching, advocating for student involvement, facilitating new approaches to writing, and encouraging user-centered spaces.

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Banned Books Week: Slaying Censorship

The American Library Association's Banned Books Week is a time schools can pay special homage to those books censored throughout history.

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Kahlil Gibran: Humanity Through Poetry

Kahlil Gibran, known for the accessibility and warm humanity of his poems, provides students with a window onto an often misunderstood and misrepresented culture.

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To Teach Effective Writing, Model Effective Writing

Edutopia blogger David Cutler believes that the best writing teachers model writing for their students. He suggests six strategies, including continuing to hone your own craft and demonstrating the value of sharing finished work.

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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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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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Parent Involvement in Early Literacy

Erika Burton explains how parents can create the stepping stones toward literacy for their preK children.

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Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

To engage your students with their own development as writers, motivate them to care by showing your own interest and engagement with their process.

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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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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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Five Tips for Getting the ESL Student Talking

Marc Anderson, co-founder and CEO of TalktoCanada.com, offers five strategies for engaging English-language learners.

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

English teacher and connected educator Michelle Lampinen shows how weekly blogging assignments can transform a high school classroom into a community of enthusiastic writers.

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