Teaching English

TEACHING ENGLISH IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL
Article: “Common Core State Standards: The Promise and the Peril in a National Palimpsest,” by Arthur Applebee
Book: The English Teacher’s Companion (4th Edition), by Jim Burke
Book: What’s the Big Idea?: Question-Driven Units to Motivate Reading, Writing, and Thinking, by Jim Burke
Reference: Visible Learning
Resource: readwritethink
Resource: Thinkfinity
Resource: The Common Core Conversation: English Language Arts Resources
Resource: National Council of Teachers of English
Resource: The English Companion Ning

READING
Articles: Reading to Learn from Educational Leadership Special Issue
Report: Reading Next
Resource: Interrogating the Texts: Six Deep Reading Habits to Develop
Resource: Close Reading Model Lessons
Resource: The Digital Textbook
Resource: Article of the Week, from Kelly Gallagher
Resource: How to Read a Painting
Resource: How to Read a Poem

WRITING
Article: “A Snapshot of Writing Instruction in Middle and High School,” by Arthur Applebee and Judith Langer
Article: “What Is Happening in the Teaching of Writing?” by Arthur Applebee and Judith Langer
Book: Writing Instruction that Works, by Judith Langer and Arthur Applebee
Book: They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein
Book: George Hillocks’ books on teaching writing
Reference: Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue
Report: Writing Next
Resource: National Writing Project
ResourceTeaching That Makes Sense: Writing Resources

SPEAKING & LISTENING
Article: “Research on the Role of Classroom Discourse As It Affects Comprehension,” by Martin Nystrand
Article: “Discussion-Based Approaches to Developing Understanding: Classroom Instruction and Student Performance in Middle and High School English,” by Arthur Applebee, Judith Langer, Martin Nystrand and Adam Gamoran
Book: Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk that Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings, by Jeff Zwiers and Marie Crawford
Report: Improving Literary Understanding Through Classroom Conversation, by Judith Langer and Elizabeth Close
Resource: “Strategies for Student-Centered Class Discussion” (with video modeling)
Resource: Enhancing Students’ Academic Discussion Skills Strategies, by Kate Kinsella

LANGUAGE STUDY
Article: Marzano’s Elements of Effective Vocabulary Instruction
Article: Making the Case for Rhetorical Grammar, by Laura Micciche
Book: Building Academic Language: Essential Practices for Content Classrooms, by Jeff Zwiers
Book: Academic Vocabulary books by Robert Marzano
Resource: Academic Vocabulary List, by Jim Burke
Resource: Building Academic Vocabulary Resources and Readings from Educational Leadership
Resource: Teaching Academic Vocabulary Strategies, by Kate Kinsella

MEDIA LITERACY
Resource: Media Literacy Clearinghouse
Book: Media Literacy in the Classroom, by Frank Baker
Resource: The Pew Internet & American Life Project
Resource: Renee Hobbs Homepage
Resource: The Center for Media and Social Impact

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