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Determine an author's bias - for teachers | LearnZillion

Determine an author's bias - for teachers | LearnZillion | Literacy Instruction | Scoop.it
In this lesson you will learn to determine the author’s bias by asking, "What information is left out and why?" This lesson focuses on the article, "The Little Owls that Live Underground" from http://www.smithsonian.com
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A Brief History of Young Adult Books | Blog | Epic Reads

A Brief History of Young Adult Books | Blog | Epic Reads | Literacy Instruction | Scoop.it
We pretty much breathe, eat, and sleep all things young adult books, but where did it come from? What’s the actual definition? Let us break down everything you need to know about how YA came about!
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Nancie Atwell: Secret Gardens | On Our Minds

Nancie Atwell: Secret Gardens | On Our Minds | Literacy Instruction | Scoop.it
On the heels of her recent Global Teacher Prize win, we're sharing an essay Nancie Atwell wrote for our Open a World of Possible campaign.
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How to Find Great Informational Texts

How to Find Great Informational Texts | Literacy Instruction | Scoop.it
Finding the right informational text can seem daunting, but it is possible and can be very rewarding for both you and your students. Sometimes you’ll find the right piece with your first internet s...
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Category: 04. Set Goals & Deadlines

Category: 04. Set Goals & Deadlines | Literacy Instruction | Scoop.it
I love September. I love when school opens: fresh start, new kids, a surge of enthusiasm. How do I begin my courses? By explaining to my students that I DON'T GIVE HOMEWORK!!!   In the modern era,...
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Why Class Size Matters Today

Why Class Size Matters Today | Literacy Instruction | Scoop.it
Why Class Size Matters Today, 2014 guideline from the National Council of Teachers of English
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4 Ideas For Motivating Adolescent Male Readers

4 Ideas For Motivating Adolescent Male Readers | Literacy Instruction | Scoop.it
4 Ideas For Motivating Adolescent Male Readers
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Top 10 Circulated Books of 2013: 5-6th Grade — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes

Top 10 Circulated Books of 2013: 5-6th Grade — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes | Literacy Instruction | Scoop.it
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Annotation: A Year of Lessons Learned | MiddleWeb

Annotation: A Year of Lessons Learned | MiddleWeb | Literacy Instruction | Scoop.it
Aaron Brock and Jody Passanisi recount their year of teaching annotation skills to students to build their comprehension and analysis of historical text.
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"When you know better, you do better" Maya Angelou
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information about writing arguments

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What Motivates A Student’s Interest in Reading and Writing

What Motivates A Student’s Interest in Reading and Writing | Literacy Instruction | Scoop.it
Educator Larry Ferlazzo details how to make reading and writing relevant to students lives in order to motivate them.
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More Argument, Fewer Standards - by Mike Schmoker and Gerald Graff

To succeed, students can’t simply amass information (as important as that is); they must also weigh its value and use it to resolve conflicting opinions, offer solutions, and propose reasonable recommendations. The same could be said for the demands of citizenship and the modern workplace.
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An English Teacher’s Dirty Secret that Could Unlock the Door to Voracious High School Readers by Amanda Palmer

An English Teacher’s Dirty Secret that Could Unlock the Door to Voracious High School Readers by Amanda Palmer | Literacy Instruction | Scoop.it
High school English teachers are an unconventional lot.  We are equal parts quirky and fun, obsessive and fanatical. We are perfectionists … often times to our detriment. While we may seem like kno...
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The Importance of Learning to Love Books

The Importance of Learning to Love Books | Literacy Instruction | Scoop.it
Last night I fell asleep before my young son did because he was sneaking a book and he was up before I was this morning finishing it. I cannot quite convey how proud and thrilled that makes me, eve...
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Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction

Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction | Literacy Instruction | Scoop.it
Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction, position statement approved by the NCTE Executive Committee, October 21, 2013
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Teaching Literacy Skills with Quality Comics | MiddleWeb

Teaching Literacy Skills with Quality Comics | MiddleWeb | Literacy Instruction | Scoop.it
In Kevin Hodgson's sixth grade classes, comics are treated seriously as tools to promote better writing & deeper comprehension, using a unique skill set.
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Student Summer Reading 2014 | MiddleWeb

Student Summer Reading 2014 | MiddleWeb | Literacy Instruction | Scoop.it
It’s not too late to counter summer slide. Now’s the time to try turning students’ summer reading ugh’s into ah’s with teacher wisdom & heaps of super books
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Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version | Literacy Instruction | Scoop.it
So. You've tried flipping your class, and it didn't go well. Or you've heard about flipping and want to try the approach, but you're pretty sure it won't work in your school. Don't give up yet -- wit
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