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September 26, 2018

'Walls That Talk' Give Students Tools for Writing Independently (Video)

High school teacher Kateryna Haggerty explains how visual aids in her classroom help her English-language learner students write more confidently.

September 12, 2018

How Graphic Organizers Can Support New English-Learners (Video)

This high school teacher uses graphic organizers to help English language learners with limited or interrupted formal education develop fluency.

August 22, 2018

This Writing 'Recipe' Helps Students Tackle the Five-Paragraph Essay (Video)

This 8th grade teacher uses manipulatives to teach her English-language learners how to structure persuasive writing.

July 03, 2018

How to Start a Community Book Club That Centers Student Voice (Video)

One New York high school teacher explains how she organizes community book club meetings and prepares student leaders to guide the discussion.

June 06, 2018

Here Are Three Prompts to Get Students Engaged in Persuasive Writing (Video)

One California teacher uses graphic organizers to guide students in writing persuasive radio stories about personal experiences.

February 21, 2018

Using Storytelling to Teach Spatial Relations in Early Math (Video)

Allyson Krogmann Jordan, an early learning coach in the Santa Monica-Malibu school district, uses storytelling to engage her students in a math lesson about spatial relations.

January 05, 2018

The Power of Youth Voices: Writing Commentaries in Class (Video)

Youth Radio program leader and educator Teresa Chin introduces commentaries as a method of storytelling to high school students in Oakland, Calif.

December 13, 2017

Understanding Vocabulary Through Hand Movements (Video)

The 'Total Physical Response' method to learning vocabulary is beneficial for students, especially English-language learners, to break down and analyze the roots and endings of vocabulary words.

November 08, 2017

Connecting Read-Alouds With STEM in Early Childhood Education (Video)

An early childhood educator demonstrates how to drive conversation and critical thinking among young students by asking open-ended questions during a classroom read-aloud.

October 04, 2017

Combining Literacy and Math Skills Through Thinking Logs (Video)

Thinking logs incorporate both literacy and math skills by asking students to write complete sentences explaining how they solved an equation and arrived at a solution.

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