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Five Tips for Engaging Students in a Close Reading of Text

When engaging students in close reading, the goal is to deepen their understanding of the text and the author’s technique for delivering the content. …

Teaching

Stating and Supporting Claims: A Secondary Example

So far in this blog series, we’ve gone over the basics of teaching students to state and support claims and looked at an example in an elementary …

Building World Knowledge: Motivating Children to Read and Enjoy Informational Text

Young children benefit from opportunities to read a rich array of fiction and informational books. Reading educators and researchers agree that young …

Teaching

Suzie Boss, education writer and consultant, is the author of several books, including Reinventing Project-Based Learning and Bringing Innovation to …

Marketing

Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice

Students like photographs. They’re visual and engaging, so they make great learning tools. Photographs are an excellent way to capture the spirit of …

Teaching

Reading Comprehension Skills for English Language Learners

English language learners (ELLs) often have problems mastering science, math, or social studies concepts because they cannot comprehend the textbooks …

Teaching

Instruction/Universal Design for Learning/Teacher Tools/Graphic Organizers

Graphic Organizers<p>What is a graphic organizer?<p>A graphic organizer is a visual representation of knowledge that structures information by arranging …

Publication of the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

Research to Practice Brief<p><i>Improving Secondary Education and Transition Services through Research</i><p>July 2002 • Vol. 1, Issue 2<p>Collaborative Strategic …

Explaining Federalist Paper #10: US Government Review

U.S. Government