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Brown Girl Dreaming: Our Interview with Jacqueline Woodson

Brown Girl Dreaming: Our Interview with Jacqueline Woodson

Meet award-winning author and 6th National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jacqueline Woodson.

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Integrating Knowledge and Ideas Across Multiple Sources of Information

Integrating Knowledge and Ideas Across Multiple Sources of Information

History teacher Johanna Heppeler sets the stage for an ambitious multi-day unit examining four key documents from President Lincoln.

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What Are the Key Components of Dropout Prevention Programs?

What Are the Key Components of Dropout Prevention Programs?

While there is no one right way to intervene, research has identified several key components to intervention success.

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Assistive Technology: Expert Q&A

AT Q&A with Dr. Todd Cunningham

Learn the basics of assistive technology (AT) and how AT tools can help students with language-based learning disabilities.

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Recommendations for Improving Adolescent Literacy

Checklist for Improving Adolescent Literacy

Five recommendations from the Department of Education for increasing the reading ability of adolescents.

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Featured Strategy

Featured reading comprehension strategy

Jigsaw

Jigsaw is a strategy that emphasizes cooperative learning by providing students an opportunity to actively help each other build comprehension. Use this technique to assign students to reading groups composed of varying skill levels.
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Featured Resources

What Do Boys Like to Read?

Is it all graphic novels and funny books? Listen in to this lively conversation with Jon Scieszka, Gene Luen Yang, Jarrett Krosoczka, Jack Gantos and Jeff Kinney.
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Celebrating Heroines in Fact and Fiction

What makes a character strong or heroic? Join Jeannine Atkins, Heather Lang, Ekua Holmes, Katherine Paterson, and Rita Williams-Garcia for an insightful, spirited conversation!
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Blog: School Matters

Drama in a School Conference Room

In Steubenville, Ohio, I experienced a truly memorable moment. It was in an ordinary school conference room, the kind of room where a principal might meet with a student's family. On this particular day it was jammed with teachers and administrators from all over the district…
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Featured Glossary Term

Syllabication

The act of breaking words into syllables.
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Research & News

15 Tech Tidbits To Bring the 2018 Winter Olympics Into Your Classroom
School Library Journal

What Are the Top Grammar and Writing Errors of 2017?
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