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Millennials React to Immigration Debate for 2016

<i>By Siraj Hashmi</i><p>When Donald Trump decided to enter into the 2016 presidential race on June 16th, immigration immediately jumped into the national spotlight, sparking anger across the political spectrum. For over two months now, Trump has been a force of nature: grabbing headlines, drawing record …

The Power of Pairing Texts to Demonstrate Standards

• Why is it important to incorporate the pairing of texts in your instruction?<br>• How do you decide which texts to pair?<br>• How can the pairing of texts …

When Older Students Can't Read

By: Louisa Moats<p>Since 1996, state and federal reading initiatives have focused on the problem of reading failure at kindergarten and the primary …

How Books Can and Do Save Children

I was nine years old, and for the first time in my life I was sad. Not momentarily wistful, or disappointed because I didn’t get something I wanted, …

Books

Developing Academic Language: Got Words?

References<p>Click the "References" link above to hide these references.<p>Anderson, R.C., & Nagy, W.E. (1991). Word meanings. In R. Barr, M.L. Kamil, P.B. …

LEaRN - Literacy Essentials and Reading Network

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Reading Comprehension | Adolescent Literacy 101

References<p>Click the "References" link above to hide these references.<p>ACT (2006). <i>Reading</i> <i>between the lines: What the ACT reveals about college</i> …

Teaching

Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) | Classroom Strategy

How to use question–answer relationship<p>1. Explain to students that there are four types of questions they will encounter. Define each type of …

Tell Me About the Story: Comprehension Strategies for Students with Autism

Many a teacher has asked a student to "tell about the story" only to be met with a blank stare. This may be particularly true for students with …

Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA) | Classroom Strategy

Determine the text to be used and pre-select points for students to pause during the reading process.<p>Introduce the text, the purpose of the DRTA, and …

Preparing Students to Read: Word & Inference Walls

Grade 7 / ELA / Reading<p>CCSS: ELA.L.7.4a<p>Common Core State Standards<p>ELA<p>English Language Arts<p>L<p>Language Standards 6-12<p>7<p>7th Grade<p>4a<p>Determine or clarify …

Teaching

Jigsaws: A Strategy for Understanding Texts

Lesson ObjectiveExamine texts through different lensesLength2 minQuestions to ConsiderHow does focusing on one element of the text encourage close …

Parenting Articles, Worksheets, & Handy Resources

It's tempting to lend a hand — or two — when your child has a school project due. After all, you know other parents will help <i>their</i> kids. And you'd do …

Comprehension

Comprehension is the reason for reading. If readers can read the words but do not understand or connect to what they are reading, they are not really …

Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension

1. Monitoring comprehension<p>Students who are good at monitoring their comprehension know when they understand what they read and when they do not. …