Dana Gallina

35 Flips | 1 Magazine | 5 Likes | 4 Following | @DanaGallina | Information, strategies, lesson plans, and resources for middle school ELA and Reading teachers. These articles focus on ways to motivate and inspire struggling readers to become life-long independent readers. Once a child learns to love to read, an entire world is opened up for her. Not only will she be able to enjoy and learn from literature, but she will be better equipped for success in life. A successful reader becomes a successful person. "Smart people read. Reading makes you smart. It is a vicious cycle." -Dana Gallina

10 EdTech Tools for Encouraging Classroom Collaboration

By: Rachelle Dene Poth. Teaching students collaboration skills is important, and it can be made a lot easier with the help of EdTech. This list …

The Coasting Teacher

Reading Time: 4 minutes.How do you spot a ‘coasting’ teacher and how can you support them? Coasting teachers can’t motivate themselves, so how

5 Ways to Help Students Who Say They Hate Reading

Reluctant readers—we’ve all had them. Those students who wander around the room during silent reading time, browse half-heartedly in the library, …

The Secret to a Successful Reading Challenge is Easier than you Think

So, you want to get your students reading more, right? This is the goal of any educator- to each our students to LOVE reading. While some students …

12 Incredible Resources for Struggling Readers

I’ve always said that working with a struggling reader {or even reluctant reader} can feel like you’re trying to solve a puzzle. It may feel like …

5 Common Techniques for Helping Struggling Students

Teachers know that students walk into their classrooms with a wide range of abilities. But teachers try to find ways to meet the needs of all …

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5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book

More specifically, the book, in my own definition, arrives when a student is no longer learning to read but reading to learn. They’ve read a lot of …

Teaching

Carol Dweck: The Effect of Praise on Mindsets

A Call to Action: What We Know About Adolescent Literacy and Ways to Support Teachers in Meeting Students’ Needs

<b>A Position/Action Statement from NCTE’s Commission on Reading</b><p><b>May 2004</b><p><b>Purpose:</b> The purpose of this document is to provide a research-based resource …

Pedagogy

Literary Non-Fiction in Grades 6-12: Opening New Worlds for Teachers and Students

How to Know a Good Adolescent Literacy Program When You See One: Quality Criteria to Consider

While more research needs to be done in the area of adolescent literacy, there is growing agreement about some of the characteristics successful …

Education

What does an intensive reading class look like at the secondary level?

Students entering the upper grades who are not reading on grade level have a variety of reading intervention needs. No single program or strategy can …

Teaching

Online Reading Intervention Program

The essential, yet overlooked key to silent reading fluency and stamina<p>Reading begins with a physical skill—moving our eyes across lines of …

Teaching

Assign articles and research

Teaching

ReadWriteThink - ReadWriteThink

Lessons, interactives, calendar activities, and more, right at your fingertips.<p>most viewed<p>Grades <b>K - 12</b> | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing …

Education Technology

Just Read, Florida!

Just Read, Florida! is the statewide reading initiative that prioritizes reading in Florida's public schools and among all the community groups and …

Lessons Learned from Donalyn Miller’s READING IN THE WILD

<i>Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer’s Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits</i> is Donalyn Miller’s terrific new book. By examining the habits …

Using Technology to Inspire Independent Readers

By having a book commercial of the tough books, it will help push you through faster because you know the book well and know that something good is …

Education Technology

Connecting Student Learning Across Subjects

Hood River’s grade-level teachers benefit from:<p>Daily common preparation time and lunches<br>• A required weekly meeting for collaboration<p>The daily prep …

Teaching

Using Collaborative Learning to Build Student Agency

How It's Done<p>The seventh-grade curriculum at University Park includes a strong focus on building foundational group-work skills. A lot of students …

Teaching

4 Strategies to Energize and Focus Your Students

I then asked the class to elect two student helpers for the general manager. I knew that making sure that this leadership team knew how to lead was …

Do Your Students Read Critically?

Questioning Text<p>Critical reading means that not only does the reader read to obtain the content knowledge (what information or message the author is …

6 Reading Strategies - a Parody of Justin Bieber 's "Boyfriend"

p>Getting Into the Festive Spirit With <em>A Christmas Carol</em></p

Every other year, my freshmen and sophomore classes read the Charles Dickens classic <i>A Christmas Carol,</i> and we do lessons and activities inspired by …

Video: What Does Teaching 'Macbeth' Look Like in the Digital Age?

Two teachers in Mineola, N.Y., discuss the pros and cons of teaching Shakespeare with 21st century technology in a video produced as part of a …

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