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English/Language Arts

English/Language Arts
Developing Literacy Skills across the Content Areas

Close Reading with Teenagers The ability to read complex text independently and across all content areas is critical to the development of literacy skills...
A Close Look at Close Reading in a Diverse Classroom

Close reading, the practice of reading to uncover layers of meaning that lead to deep comprehension, is now a requirement of the new standards....
Lively Letters & Sassy Sounds: Phonemic Awareness & Phonics

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Cindy Middendorf Watch Design and weave powerful phonics lessons into all areas of your curriculum through incidental instruction. Teacher and author Cindy...
Developing Content Knowledge with Literacy Centers

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Katherine McKnight, Ph.D. Watch Support your diverse learners and help them build literacy skills and content knowledge through the use of centers. Literacy...
Alphabetic Principles as Easy as ABC (PreK-K)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Donna Whyte Watch Giving your pre-Ks a solid foundation in the alphabet is the first step to literacy success. Join Donna for...
Writing: Has It Become the Forgotten Skill in Today’s Classrooms?

Experts agree that writing is a necessary skill, whether a child needs to compose an essay in school or a report at work. In...
Improving Comprehension with QAR

Questioning is a key ingredient in the teaching and learning process. It has been cited as not only the most common, but also the...
Making Sight Words Stick

One of the earliest steps in becoming a fluent reader is learning sight words, the words students typically recognize within seconds and can read...
Why Teens Don’t Read and What Teachers Can Do About It

More than 60% of teen students are reading below proficiency level. Teachers in middle and high schools shouldn’t be surprised by this fact. Undoubtedly,...
Struggling Readers: Building Patience, Persistence, and Perseverance

By Richard Cash, Ed.D. and Katherine McKnight, Ph.D. Struggling. At-Risk. Low performing. Whatever you call students who don’t read proficiently, it’s the same outcome. Academic...

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The SMART® Board has become an integral part of the culture of education. Every day, it is being used by millions of teachers and...
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