Language Arts Education Articles for Teachers - Page 10
State curriculum standards often say that students must be able to interpret simile and metaphor in order to understand new uses of words and phrases in text. While not all states assign this to the sixth grade curriculum, as my state Ohio does, students of every age are expected to und...
At the beginning of the school year I always look forward to meeting my new students, and I love to do so through our writer's notebooks. As enthusiastic as I am to begin our writing journey, I can't help but anticipate the resounding "ughh" that will surely be the response as I introduce the ...
A few years ago, the data from my school district's state assessments revealed that our students excelled at comprehending, summarizing, analyzing, and writing fiction. The data also revealed that those same students showed difficulty in performing the same tasks when analyzing nonfiction. The ob...
When I begin teaching students about science fiction, I start by asking the following question -What are the differences between Natalie Babbitt's "Tuck Everlasting" and Lois Lowry's "The Giver"? The responses are always interesting, and few address genre. My students often view fantasy, and scie...
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