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July 17, 2014

Cursive Is Ready for a Comeback

When students never learn to read cursive, they lose access to any historical documents that haven't been typed up, experts say.

May 13, 2014

English Class Publishes E-Book (and It's Already More Popular Than 'The Odyssey')

Freshmen Honors English students at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, Calif., self-published a poetry anthology last week, believed to be the first class-produced e-book.

April 18, 2014

Traveling Poet Brings Her Craft to Students

Jacqueline Suskin, a poetry street performer, occasionally brings her vocation into schools.

April 04, 2014

The Case for Drawing and Doodling in Class

Misty Adoniou, a senior lecturer in literacy and teaching English as a second language at the University of Canberra, makes a case for allowing, and encouraging, students to draw in classrooms.

April 01, 2014

Poem Trees, Lego Diagrams, and Other Ideas for Teaching National Poetry Month

April brings National Poetry Month. Here are some resources and classroom activities to explore poetry with your students.

March 27, 2014

The Last Days of the Red Pen?

A Cornwall school is emphasizing dialogues in essay grading, but there are other new approaches to writing feedback, too.

March 19, 2014

Authors Lament Dearth of Black Characters in Children's Fiction

Two prominent African-American children's book authors, and at least one language arts teacher, say the lack of black characters in recent children's literature has series implications for students' understanding of the world.

February 07, 2014

To Stir Up Curriculum, Teacher Ousts Novels for The New York Times

A New Jersey English teacher finding students to be bored with the assigned novels, started using New York Times human-interest stories to teach students about critical analysis.

October 21, 2013

Writing to Connect: A Celebration of Composition

Oct. 21, 2013 is the National Day on Writing, which will discuss how people use writing in their everyday lives to connect with others.

August 28, 2013

Close Reading and the 'I Have a Dream' Speech

A presentation expert uses a visual-display tool to analyze the shape and rhetorical patterns in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

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