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Nurturing Informed Thinking: Reading, Talking, and Writing – Education Article

Nurturing Informed Thinking: Reading, Talking, and Writing Across Content-Area SourcesBy Sunday Cummins(Heinemann, 2018 – Learn more) Reviewed by Mary K. Marsh Be sure to have your favorite highlighter in hand and sticky tabs nearby when you begin reading Nurturing Informed Thinking: Reading, Talking, and Writing Across Content-Area Sources by Sunday Cummins. It’s a book filled with practical and inspiring ideas for meaningful teaching by using multiple nonfiction sources on a topic. Both content area and ELA teachers will find this…

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Write Think Learn Tapping the Power of Daily Student Writing – Education Article

Write Think Learn: Tapping the Power of Daily Student Writing Across the Content AreasBy Mary K. Tedrow(Routledge/MiddleWeb, 2018 – Learn more) Reviewed by Linda Biondi Writing well is a powerful life skill. The ability to write well is a crucial component of being able to communicate to a variety of audiences. Writing is a valuable tool for communication, sharing of knowledge, and self expression. All these statements are true, yet the amount of time students spend writing (in or out of…

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Time to Get Artsy – Education Article

Help us fill our walls! Calling all Artists and Visually Gifted folks: we need your help! Learners Edge has always been a fun place to work, and never before has that been more represented than in our new space (we moved at the end of October 2018). We have lots of natural light with colorful accents, complete with a ping pong table, Nerf guns, and currently, a Jenga set. We have couches and several other options of places to meet, work, collaborate,…

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From Striving to Thriving: Strategies to Jump-Start Writing – Education Article

From Striving to Thriving Writers: Strategies That Jump-Start WritingBy Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger with Stephanie Harvey(Scholastic, 2018 – Learn more) Reviewed by Pam Hamilton “We must trust ourselves as professional decision-makers, and we must trust students as powerful language learners.” Wow. I hope these words by Stephanie Harvey in the foreword of this book energize and empower you as they do me. This vision is the essence of the From Striving to Thriving series, of which this book is…

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