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History Makers: Our Interview with Deborah Hopkinson

History Makers: Our Interview with Deborah Hopkinson

Deborah Hopkinson writes history and historical fiction books combine attention to small details with a presentation that engage young people with history.
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 The Teaching Moves of a Strategic Teacher

The 12 Teaching Moves of a Strategic Teacher

On any given day in any given classroom, the strategic teacher employs all of these moves — whether with the whole class, a small group, or just one student.

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Booklist: Multicultural Stories

Booklist: Multicultural Stories

Browse our collection of quality titles featuring characters of diverse ethnicity, religion, and nationality — and compelling story lines about identity, prejudice, and understanding.
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How Do You Get a 12-Year-Old Boy to Read?

How Do You Get a 12-Year-Old Boy to Read?

It can be tough to get a 12-year-old boy to pick up a book outside of school. Find out our children’s literature expert snuck engaging literature into her own son’s life. It might just work for you too!
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Celebrating African-American History Month

Celebrating African-American History Month

Learn about the history of Black Economic Empowerment, find resources from the History Channel,, loads of book recommendations, and other terrific resources.
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RAFT Writing

RAFT is a writing strategy that helps students understand their role (R) as a writer, the audience (A) they will address, the varied formats (F) for writing, and the topic (T) they'll be writing about. With this strategy, teachers encourage students to write creatively, to consider a topic from a different perspective, and to gain practice writing for different audiences.
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Analytical Writing in the Content Areas

Because writing is thinking, the organization of students' writing reflects both the structure of their thinking and the depth of their understanding. Students should be writing in all their classes, explaining what they know and how they know it. Thus, it's essential for content-area teachers to give students meaningful analytical writing assignments. Read An Introduction to Analytical Text Structures for more information and graphic organizers to help with writing instruction.

School Matters:
A Blog by Karin Chenoweth

Here Are Some Schools You Should Visit, Secretary DeVos

On one of her first days on the job, Betsy DeVos did what any U.S. Secretary of Education might do: She visited a public school. Such an event might have gone relatively unnoticed if not for widespread worries that she neither understands public schools nor appreciates their central importance in building a civic community.
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Automaticity is a general term that refers to any skilled and complex skill that can be performed automatically and with little attention, effort, or conscious awareness.
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Research & News

So you think teens don't read? 10,000 book-lovers headed to the North Texas Teen Book Festival disagree
Dallas News

2017 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards Finalists Announced
Publishers Weekly

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