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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.

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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4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

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5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Readers

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Blogging for English-Language Learners

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What We Lose With the Decline of Cursive

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4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

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Young Adult Novels That Teach a Growth Mindset

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Young Adult Novels That Teach a Growth Mindset

Use these novels to teach learning from loss and overcoming adversity to your middle schoolers and high school freshmen.

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An illustration of four book covers connected by lines–1984, Macbeth, The Dead, and The Grapes of Wrath.
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March Madness in the Classroom?

Use NCAA-style brackets to get your students passionately debating works of literature—or big topics in any subject.

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Young Authors Challenge: Writing A Novel in 30 Days
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8th Graders Writing a Novel?

Two videos explore what happens when a middle school teacher challenges her students to write a novel in just one month.

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Students gather in a circle to discuss their writing.
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Hacking Teens’ Desire to Impress Their Peers

You can get teens to work harder by giving them an audience they really care about—each other.

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A young woman uses a cardboard virtual reality headset.
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Ripping Learning off the Page

Virtual reality headsets and 360-degree videos are cheap—or even free!—tools you can use to help students experience distant places and the lives of others.

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Love Lessons

Valentine’s Day is a great time to get students thinking critically about a complex human emotion.

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Teaching Your Students to Read Like Pros

Seven strategies for helping readers become skilled comprehenders.

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Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland turns to apps that can engage middle school readers in a deeper understanding of narrative elements, character study and author intent.

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Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students

Ten suggestions for how any teacher, teaching any subject can participate in this mission, and how parents and administrators can help.

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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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Five Poetry Teaching Tips for New Teachers

To celebrate National Poetry Month, Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares five poetry teaching tips for new teachers.

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High school students are sitting in red chairs in a theatre. A teenage boy, two rows back from the front, is in focus; everyone else is slightly blurry.
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4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

Make a daily habit of starting every ELA class with a poem -- they're short, intense, connect to other reading, and inspire student writing.

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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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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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