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Implementing the Writing Process

Article
Standards: Writing
This strategy guide explains the writing process and offers practical methods for applying it in your classroom to help students become proficient writers.

Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices

Research
"The goal of this practice guide is to present specific and coherent evidence-based recommendations that educators can use to improve literacy levels in adolescents in upper elementary, middle and...

Improving reading comprehension and social studies knowledge in middle school

Research
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The study used a randomized controlled trial to examine the effectiveness of PACT (Promoting Acceleration of Comprehension and Content Through Text) on middle school students’ reading comprehension...

Improving the reading comprehension of middle school students in inclusive classrooms

Research
Standards: Literature • Informational Text
The study examined the effectiveness of a direct instructional approach on middle school students’ reading comprehension. The intervention involved the use of summarization and question strategies...

Individualizing learning using intelligent technology and universally designed curriculum

Research
The American education system and its rigorous accountability and performance standards continually force educators to explore new ways to increase student achievement. The improvement in computer...

Inside Writing Communities: Grades 3-5 Professional Development Workshop

Module
Standards: Writing • Literature
This workshop is supported online with a viewing guide, resources for teachers, and an interactive exercise. A Facilitator's Guide offers a suggested agenda for a two-and-a-half-hour workshop...

Instructional leadership in practice: What does it look like, and what influence does it have?

Research
The authors discuss findings from their study of the activities of principals who move beyond roles as administrative leaders to assume positions as instructional leaders. In the study, they...

Integrating Technologies: Handhelds

Article
Handheld computers fit in the palm of the hand and enable students to take the power of a small laptop computer wherever they go. The continuing reduction in cost of handhelds is increasing access to...

Integrating Technology with Student-Centered Learning

Research
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This report describes a study of indicating that teachers are not sufficiently integrating technology into student-centered learning discusses the potential for doing so.

Integrating technology into K–12 teaching and learning: Current knowledge gaps and recommendations for future research

Research
This article describes the challenges that schools face when using technology to support student learning. The authors list several common obstacles that K–12 schools encounter in these efforts,...

Integrating the Arts with Technology: Inspiring Creativity

Article
Adding creativity into students' daily schoolwork can sometimes seem like a daunting task, but the synergy between the arts and academic learning is one that can be harnessed by students with...

Interacting With Peers: Surveying and Analyzing

Lesson in Action
Standards: Construct Viable Arguments
Mr. Hapt’s seventh grade class has started a unit on statistics. In the previous lesson, the class discussed collecting data and making observations about the data. In this lesson, they will create...

Interacting with Peers: Talking About Fractions

Lesson in Action
Standards: Construct Viable Arguments
Ms. Moore’s 4th grade class is doing a unit on equivalent fractions and adding fractions with like denominators. In this lesson, students will discuss ways to decompose fractions.

Introduction to Assessment in Special Education

Video
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This video provides an introduction to the use of assessment methods for students with disabilities.

Introduction to Conducting Research 508 Compliant Slideshow

Slideshow
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This is a 508 compliant version of the Overview Slideshow found in the Instructional Strategy Guide for English Language Arts: Conducting Research.

Introduction to Context Clues 508 Compliant Slideshow

Slideshow
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Standards: Language
This is a 508 compliant version of the Overview Slideshow found in the Instructional Strategy Guide for English Language Arts: Context Clues.

Introduction to Drafting 508 Compliant Slideshow

Slideshow
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Standards: Writing
This is a 508 compliant version of the Overview Slideshow found in the Instructional Strategy Guide for English Language Arts: Drafting. 

Introduction to Fluency 508 Compliant Slideshow

Slideshow
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Standards: Foundational Skills
This is a 508 compliant version of the Overview Slideshow found in the Instructional Strategy Guide for English Language Arts: Fluency. 

Introduction to Interacting with Peers 508 Compliant Slideshow

Slideshow
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Standards: Construct Viable Arguments
This is a 508 compliant version of the Overview Slideshow found in the Instructional Strategy Guide for Math: Interacting with Peers. 

Introduction to Math Language 508 Compliant Slideshow

Slideshow
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Standards: Attend to Precision
This is a 508 compliant version of the Overview Slideshow found in the Instructional Strategy Guide for Math: Math Language.