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Language Arts

This guide contains resources for teachers focused on English Language Arts and literacy

Featured Books from Your ATA Library

Remaking Literacy

In Remaking Literacy, Jacie Maslyk details how to transform literacy teaching and learning by integrating maker projects for elementary classrooms. Rely on the book's tools and strategies to help you construct innovative opportunities for students to boost comprehension, increase vocabulary knowledge, and improve writing skills. You'll learn to apply the concepts of maker-centered learning and projects to your literacy education.

The Writing Strategies Book

From composing with pictures all the way to conventions and beyond, you'll have just-right teaching, just in time. With Jen's help, educators will develop individual goals for every writer give students step-by-step strategies for writing with skill. She even offers suggestions for stocking your writing center, planning units of study, celebrating student writing, and keeping records.

The Reading Strategies Book

Serravallo collects 300 strategies to share with readers in support of thirteen goals--everything from fluency to literary analysis. Each strategy is cross-linked to skills, genres, and Fountas & Pinnell reading levels to give you just-right teaching, just in time.

Teaching Early Reader Comics and Graphic Novels

Engage even the youngest readers with Dr. Monnin's standards-based lessons and strategic approach to teaching comics and graphic novels to early readers! Examples from a wide variety of comics and graphic novels--including multicultural models--and recommended reading lists help teachers of grades K-6 seamlessly teach print-text and image literacies together.

A Novel Approach

Kate Roberts has seen the power of whole-class novels to build community in her classroom. But she's also seen too many kids struggle too much to read them--and consequently, check out of reading altogether. Kate's had better success getting kids to actually read - and enjoy it-when they choose their own books within a workshop model. "And yet," she says, "I missed my whole-class novels." She dives deep into the troubles and triumphs of both whole-class novels and independent reading and arrives at a persuasive conclusion: we can find a student-centered, balanced approach to teaching reading.

Words Their Way: Vocabulary for Middle & Secondary Students

The most comprehensive vocabulary text available, this book gives teachers' invaluable tools to share with their student to enable them to learn thousands of words independently.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick

Marilee Sprenger explains how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts--and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls "word poverty." She provides a rich array of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well. This comprehensive resource has everything you need to help your students profoundly expand their vocabulary, enabling them to speak, read, and write with greater understanding and confidence.

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