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Beyond Literary Analysis: How to Use This Book

This book is for teachers who want to revive the art of analytical writing in their classrooms—from teachers of middle-grade writers who are making their first foray into analytical writing to teachers of experienced twelfth-grade writers who are looking ahead to college where their professors will expect much, much more.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 12, 2018 6:39:00 AM

Book Talk Live with Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan

Books are the heart and soul of teaching literacy and our tools to develop lifelong readers. So how can we organize books across an entire school community to support student choice AND instructional goals? And how do we do this on any budget?  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 4, 2018 11:35:53 AM

Poems Are Not Just Poems

In this video, Amy VanDerwater explains that if we are able to harness a love of poetry and use it as a way to demonstrate writing techniques across genres, students gain a better understanding of writing overall.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Mar 29, 2018 1:14:00 AM

What Does Analysis Look Like in the Real World?

In this video, Allison & Rebekah explain how they've shied away from the bread and butter literary analysis approach, and instead push their students to write with passion and authority about topics they care about, effectively bringing their whole selves to their writing.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Mar 27, 2018 6:46:00 AM

What Skills Can Poetry Teach Us?

Poetry is something that is happening now, everywhere, and we need to bring it into the classroom. In Poems Are Teachers, Amy introduces the skills and techniques involved in writing a poem and how it connects to writing across all genres.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Mar 16, 2018 6:07:00 AM

A Student-Centered Approach to Whole-Class Novels

In this following video, Kate walks you through what you can expect to find in her new book, A Novel Approach, and shows you how you too can find a student-centered, balanced approach to teaching reading.  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 14, 2018 3:51:29 PM

Why Learn With Multiple Sources?

In this video, author Sunday Cummins explains how we want students to ask questions and then actively seek out answers by locating and reading or viewing multiple sources—articles, books, videos, photographs, infographics. Then, we want students to articulate what they've learned.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Mar 7, 2018 9:15:00 AM

How Can Instructional Routines Support Teaching and Learning?

In this video, you’ll see Boston Teacher Residency alumni using instructional routines in their planning and teaching.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Mar 7, 2018 7:42:29 AM

How Project-Based Writing Teaches Students Time Management

Liz Prather knows that time management can be a real challenge for students, but what they gain in understanding is so important.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Mar 5, 2018 6:36:00 AM

The Birth of Beyond Literary Analysis

Allison Marchetti & Rebekah O'Dell firmly believe that analysis is everywhere, and your students can write it.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Mar 1, 2018 6:42:00 AM

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