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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.

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.

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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Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers

Providing students with examples of good writing is vital. Here are tips for using mentor texts in the classroom and ideas on where you can find it.

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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.

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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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The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies

How to use open-ended, close-ended, and a double question technique to inspire deeper thinking in your students.

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When High School Students Struggle with Textbook Reading

Many textbooks aren't even close to authentic reading experiences. Minimize student struggle by identifying purpose, assigning reasonable homework, and teaching them to self-monitor for understanding.

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3 Digital Reading Challenges for Summer

To better understand students' relationship with digital reading, consider these three summer challenges for yourself: academic reading via browser, PDF, and eBook.

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Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy

Blogger Rebecca Alber explores the changing definition of literacy in this new century.

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Clarity Through Brevity: Integrating Six-Word Memoirs

History teacher, curriculum coordinator and NY Times contributor Jonathan Olsen introduces us to the six-word memoir, a simple, concise language arts tool for sharpening student focus.

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Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher introduces the concept of Writing 3.0, which is what happens when we redefine the writing process with iPads.

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High Expectations: Students Learn to Rise to the Occasion

Through a focus on teamwork, individualized instruction, and ongoing assessment, this K-6 school is improving the achievement of minority and low-income students.

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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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Read With Me: 5 Tips to Foster a Love for Reading

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares her enthusiasm for reading with five tried-and-true suggestions for developing a lifelong book habit in young readers who may or may not have discovered the magic of the printed page.

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Writing with Ethos, Logos and Pathos in 21st Century Authentic Texts

Blogger Todd Finley pits Aristotle's approach to learning against the strategies of Internet communications, with amusing, surprising and educational results.

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Visit a curated collection of resources on teaching writing on Edutopia's pinboard on Pinterest, including tips, guides, blog posts, articles, infographics, and more.

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