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Teaching Opinion Teaching Writing Requires Leaving Students With an 'I Can Do It!' Spirit
Three educators share suggestions for writing instruction, including a visual-thinking strategy.
Larry Ferlazzo, June 21, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Four Strategies for Effective Writing Instruction
Three educators share their best ideas on K-12 writing instruction, including writing frames and graphic organizers.
Larry Ferlazzo, June 19, 2021
10 min read
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Reading & Literacy Opinion Seven Strategies for Grammar Instruction
Five educators share instructional strategies for engaging and effective grammar instruction.
Larry Ferlazzo, June 5, 2021
14 min read
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Student Well-Being Opinion To Increase Persistence, Write About Success
To turbocharge learning, ask students to write about the steps they took to turn a dream into reality.
Angela Duckworth, January 27, 2021
3 min read
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Reading & Literacy Opinion 17 Approaches for Encouraging Students to Revise Their Writing
Five educators offer instructional strategies to use when teaching writing revision, including the power of an authentic audience.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 7, 2021
15 min read
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Reading & Literacy Opinion Ways to Help Ignite Students' Intrinsic Desire for Writing Revision
Five educators make suggestions that might help students want to revise their writing, including by using "editing stations."
Larry Ferlazzo, January 5, 2021
16 min read
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Reading & Literacy Opinion 'I No Longer Give Grades on Student Writing Assignments, and It's the Best Thing Ever!'
Five educators share how they have helped students motivate themselves to revise their writing.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 3, 2021
15 min read
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Reading & Literacy Opinion Author Interview: 'Reading & Writing With English Learners'
Authors Valentina Gonzalez & Melinda Miller answer questions about their book Reading & Writing with English Learners: A Framework for K-5.
Larry Ferlazzo, December 29, 2020
7 min read
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Reading & Literacy Opinion Making Revision of Writing a 'Collaborative Process'
Six educators discuss strategies they've used to encourage students to revise their writing, such as demonstrating their own practice.
Larry Ferlazzo, December 22, 2020
14 min read
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Reading & Literacy Opinion 12 Strategies for Encouraging Students to Want to Revise Their Writing
Four educators share suggestions for creating the classroom conditions in which students want to make revisions to their writing.
Larry Ferlazzo, December 21, 2020
13 min read
Reading & Literacy Merriam-Webster is Rewriting Its Definition of Racism. Should Teachers Change Theirs, Too?
The dictionary is getting an update, to make it clear that racism goes beyond personal prejudice. Educators say the change is significant—but that students' understanding of racism shouldn't stop at the dictionary definition.
Sarah Schwartz, June 12, 2020
4 min read
Curriculum California Agrees to $53 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over Low Literacy Achievement
Targeted in a lawsuit focused on students' struggles to read, California has agreed to provide $53 million for early literacy instruction and a range of services to support it.
Catherine Gewertz, February 20, 2020
3 min read
Reading & Literacy Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About High School Writing?
Quiz Yourself: How are educators teaching writing and are high school writing assignments preparing students for future jobs?
David Rosenzweig, February 3, 2020
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Reading & Literacy Opinion How 'Daybooks' Helped Get My Students Writing
A new writing practice in 8th grade English class, having students write personal journals, led teacher Ariel Sacks to an important realization about writing development.
Ariel Sacks, January 28, 2020
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