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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.

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.

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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Jobs in Schools That Don't Require a Teaching Degree?

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Formatively Assessing Interest and Motivation in Reading

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What Exactly Is a Library?

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The Importance of a Classroom Library

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The Power of Poetry in Primary Classrooms

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Common Core in Action: Using Digital Storytelling Tools in the ELA Classroom

A storytelling app helps students use technology to produce and publish writing, collaborate with others, and hit the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing.

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The Gift of Being a Dyslexic Teacher

A dyslexic teacher can be more attentive in the classroom, sensitive to struggling students and modelling how to compensate for this spectrum disorder.

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Want to Take Over My Class? Be My Guest!

With the guest journal exercise, a literary show-and-tell taps into students' passions, gives them agency, and helps develop their thinking on a variety of subjects.

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How Creative Writing Boosts Students Academically

WriteGirl, a non-profit program provides teen girls with creative writing experiences that develop their voice and also their academic skills.

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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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A Cornucopia of Multidisciplinary Teaching

The synergy of diverse disciplines can lead to a sweet spot. Consider myths and fables for teaching subjects as far ranging as geography, vocabulary, and philosophy.

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Audience and Purpose

Whether teaching English language arts or contemplating ed reform, it's about audience and purpose: what's being done or said, why, and who will benefit.

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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.

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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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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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Teachers Observing Teachers: Instructional Rounds

Blogger Elena Aguilar makes a case for Instructional Rounds -- non-evaluative classroom visits where teachers, side-by-side with administrators, observe their colleagues.

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A Hunger for Dystopia: Critical Thinking on the Journey to Self-Discovery

Contemporary dystopian fiction, including The Handmaid's Tale and The Hunger Games, offers young people a mirror for their society's fears, flaws, shortcomings, and injustices.

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Elementary Students Get a Wired Education

Computers and multimedia are seamlessly woven into the curriculum at technology-rich Mary Scroggs Elementary School.

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Uncovering "Complex Text" in the Common Core

Blogger Andrew Miller identifies "complex text" and explains how it fits into the Common Core Standards curriculum.

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