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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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Teaching Writing or Editing Writing?

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11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

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Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

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Birmingham Covington: Building a Student-Centered School

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11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

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A teacher reads aloud to students.
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8 Tips for Teaching With Mentor Texts

Using great writing as a model doesn’t come naturally to students—it’s a skill that needs to be taught.

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A boy does online research for an essay.
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Engaging With Contrary Evidence

Crafting strong arguments requires students to truly grapple with evidence that doesn’t fit with their ideas.

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A passage in a book is blacked out, leaving visible letters that spell "I love you."
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Bringing Poetry Outside

See how one teacher encourages his school to join together and enjoy a spring day with poetry.

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A collage of 12 book covers featuring women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.
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12 Inspiring STEM Books for Girls

Science, technology, engineering, and math are more important than ever, so we’ve put together a list of books to encourage girls to persevere in these subjects.

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A group of high school girls have fun looking in a dictionary.
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Teens Aren’t Too Old to Play

A few ways to let high school students play in English class—and they’re not entirely frivolous.

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A young girl sits at her desk, writing with a pencil.
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The Original Makerspace

Hands-on learning and 3D printers are great, but let’s not forget that students have always created original products—in the writing classroom.

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A student takes a vocabulary quiz.
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Pull Words Off the Page to Promote Learning

Two vocabulary exercises that get students to make connections between words and explain their thinking.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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