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Dressman, Mark – Teachers College Press, 2010
This cutting-edge guide presents multiple approaches to teaching poetry at the middle and high school levels. The author provides field-tested activities with detailed how-to instructions, as well as advice for how educators can "justify" their teaching within a high-stakes curriculum environment. "Let's Poem" will show pre- and inservice teachers…
Descriptors: Music, Poetry, Middle School Students, High School Students
Guzzetti, Barbara; Elliot, Kate; Welsch, Diana – Teachers College Press, 2010
This book shows teachers how to bring students' Do-It-Yourself media practices into the classroom (Grades 6-12). In one accessible resource, the authors explain DIY media, identify their appealing features for content area instruction, and describe the literacy skills and strategies they promote. Chapters address: Adolescents' DIY Media as New…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Music, Video Games
Pointer Mace, Desiree H. – Teachers College Press, 2009
Teachers know how complicated their work is. They constantly balance considerations of individual students with those of the group; they think about how past events affect today's lessons; and they constantly adapt and revise for future lessons. But few people ever get to see teachers' work in this way. The most energizing, relational,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Multimedia Materials, Educational Practices
Herrington, Anne; Hodgson, Kevin; Moran, Charles – Teachers College Press, 2009
How has the teaching of writing changed in the 21st century? In this innovative guide, real teachers share their stories, successful practices, and vivid examples of their students' creative and expository writing from online and multimedia projects, such as blogs, wikis, podcasts, electronic poetry, and more. The book also addresses assessment:…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Expository Writing, Electronic Publishing, Writing Skills
Lent, ReLeah Cossett – Teachers College Press, 2009
Written for the busy practitioner by an experienced professional development consultant, writer, and speaker, "Literacy for Real" is a hands-on guide to meaningful reading across the content areas of math, science, and social studies in grades 6-12. It presents key information that addresses all types of 21st century literacy--visual, digital, and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Critical Reading, Content Area Reading, Literacy