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Using common formative assessments as a source of professional development in an urban American elementary school
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 25, No. 5 (July 2009) pp. 674–680
By implementing a system of common formative assessments, the teachers at an American urban elementary school improved student achievement and facilitated their own professional development. By aligning content standards with assessments and...
Reading Improvement Vol. 40, No. 2 (2003) pp. 63–70
Examines how advances in technology allow teachers to reconsider how students should and could be taught to become literate citizens. Believes that Language Arts educators play an important role in educating students in today's literacies. Addresses ...
Reading Teacher Vol. 68, No. 1 (September 2014) pp. 64–69
Oral language development facilitates print literacy. In this article, we focus on the ways in which teachers can ensure students' speaking and listening skills are developed. We provide a review of some time-tests classroom routines as well as ...
English Journal Vol. 97, No. 6 (July 2008) pp. 38–42
In this article, the authors address a high school's need for an updated technology policy that would allow educators to move from confiscating technology to teaching students how and when to use it. By replacing their technology policy with a...
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 55, No. 1 (September 2011) pp. 71–74
In this article, the authors focus on homework as an adjunct for learning in secondary school classrooms. Four types of students are profiled, with detail on how the students respond to homework assignments when they do not understand the content....
Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties Vol. 31, No. 2 (2015) pp. 135–150
We explore the use of iPads in a diverse urban high school and the ways in which teachers and students were supported to integrate these tools into their instruction. We provided 4 English teachers with 20 iPads with little or no professional...
The California Reader Vol. 32, No. 4 (1999) pp. 35–38
As computers become an integral part of classrooms, educators need to determine if there are uses of computers that are supported by research. Recent research has examined uses of technology in the classroom for writing instruction, electronic...
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 58, No. 3 (November 2014) pp. 182–188
Social media has become adolescents' primary platform for communicating with one another. As a school faculty we wanted to explore our students' ability to contribute new information while being sensitive not to co-opt their out of school...