5 Try-It-Today Activities to Help Your Students Tackle Literary Themes
Thursday, August 30, 2018
5 Try-It-Today Activities to Help Your Students Tackle Literary Themes

Your students probably already know that writers don’t just tell them the theme. Readers need to look for themes, and that's not easy. What else isn't easy? Convincing students that identifying themes is worth the effort and can improve their comprehension. These engaging activities can help by giving your students...

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The Importance of Emphasizing Oral Language with English Learners
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The Importance of Emphasizing Oral Language with English Learners

No one knows the intricacies of the English language better than a student who is learning it for the first time. English Learners, or ELs, need support in mastering all aspects of the language. While educators may be inclined to focus on academic language or written expression, ELs also need...

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Strategies for Boosting Literacy Rates and Building Lifelong Readers
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Strategies for Boosting Literacy Rates and Building Lifelong Readers

There is plenty of concern these days about how literate America’s K-12 students are, and statistics indicate that this concern is well-placed. According to the most recent results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (a norm-referenced test given to students in grades four, eight, and 12, also known as...

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