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Read It or Leave It

thinkingRead it or Leave it is space for English/language arts educators to get a broad overview of different books and articles on current topics, instructional resources, and concepts in the field. This is a searchable page that provides annotated bibliographies for quick consideration. If a title sounds enticing, you can dig deeper. If not, carry on!

All articles referenced are freely available online or through BadgerLink: Books can be accessed through interlibrary loan.

Mode Book or Article Title Category
Book Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing Writing, Workshop, Feedback, Process
Article Professional Knowledge for the Teaching of Writing Writing, Language, Process, Reading
Article Investigating Criteria that Seventh Graders Use to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information Research, Website Evaluation
Article Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing Writing, Analysis, Process, Metacognition
Book Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions Discussion, Questioning
Article Telling the Story of America: Digital Storytelling Projects in American Literature American Literature, Digital Writing
Book Crafting Digital Writing: Composing Texts Across Media and Genres Digital Writing, Craft
Article Effects of the Interactive Strategies Approach-Extended Reading Intervention, RtI 
Book Teaching Reading with YA Literature: Complex Texts, Complex Lives YA literature, Reading

From Texting to Teaching: Grammar Instruction in a Digital Age

Grammar, Digital, Writing
Article Enhancing English Learners' Language Development Using Wordless Picture Books English Learner, Language, Wordless Picture Books
Book Grammar to Get Things Done: A Practical Guide for Teachers Anchored in Real-World Usage Grammar, Usage, Mechanics

The Power of Purposeful Talk in the Primary-Grade Classroom

Writing Conference, Confer
Article Best Practices for Serving English Language Learners and Their Families English Language Learners, Classroom Culture 
Article Interactive Read Alouds: Teachers and Students Constructing Knowledge and Literacy Together Read Aloud, Language Development
Article Fifth-grade Students’ Perceptions of How they Experience Literature Discussion Groups Literature Circle, Discussion
Article Learning From Exemplary Teachers of Literacy Instructional practices, Literacy, Engagement