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Lifting the Level of Your Character Work in Reading and Writing About Reading

Readers who read strictly for plot nearly always remain stuck in literal interpretations of text, and typically struggle with more complex reading skills.  (continue reading)

Creating Powerful Book Clubs 4-8

Creating Powerful Book Clubs 4-8  (continue reading)

Helping Kids Dig Deep & Fly High in Graphic Novels, 2-8

Think of the possibilities as graphic novels provide readers who might not be able to tackle higher-levels of text an inroad for high-level thinking work.  (continue reading)

Tricia Ebarvia: How Inclusive Is Your Literacy Classroom Really?

Reading and writing can be powerful tools for agency and liberation, which is why making sure our practices are grounded in inclusion is so important.  (continue reading)

Sneed B. Collard on The Beauty of Pairing Down

Let’s talk about Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style cuts – hacking off large sections of your manuscript to make it better. How do you know where to begin?  (continue reading)

Get Your Students to Write Well About Information and Topics They Care About in the World, 1-3

Information writing is one of those topics that can seem, on the outset, rather dull. It doesn't have to be that way. Here's how.  (continue reading)

Looking Ahead to the ELA Exams: What We Have Already Mastered & Developing Next Steps, 3-8

There are two key considerations when planning a curriculum that supports success with ELA exams: time and level of text complexity.  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Turn Inquiry into Action

As citizens, we act not solely by connection to a story, but because of a surging sense of obligation to shine a light on or lift a cause.  (continue reading)

It's Not You, It's the Tool

Good news: if you feel like you’re bashing your head into a brick wall as you try to make assessment work for you, take heart. It’s not you.  (continue reading)

Online Discount for NCTE17 Now Through November 26th!

During NCTE conference: 30% online discount and free shipping. Even if you can't be at NCTE, you can still use the discount! *restrictions apply  (continue reading)

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