How I Helped My Students Assess Their Own Writing

How I Helped My Students Assess Their Own Writing

How I Helped My Students Assess Their Own Writingcontributed by Peg Grafwallner, M.Ed.As the School Support Teacher/Reading Specialist of a large urban high school, I create, develop, implement and assess lessons with teachers of all content areas.I consider myself...
25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy Independent Reading  contributed by Kimberly Tyson, Ph.D. In the age of the Common Core and its emphasis upon having students take on more challenging text, independent reading and student choice can easily take a back seat to the...
What Close Reading Actually Means

What Close Reading Actually Means

by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic Education Ed note: On May 26, 2015, Grant Wiggins passed away. Grant was tremendously influential on TeachThought’s approach to education, and we were lucky enough for him to contribute his content to our site. Occasionally, we are...
19 Reading Response Questions That Work With Most Texts

19 Reading Response Questions That Work With Most Texts

Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response by Terry Heick Though I’ve been busy with TeachThought for the last four years, my original ‘trade’ was teaching English (literature, writing, digital media, etc.) I was recently going through an...