Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction.
New York: Guilford, 2000. This book provides the teacher with techniques and strategies for developing vocabulary within a given text.
Berger, John. "Ways of Seeing." McQuade and McQuade,
Seeing and Writing 4
, 689-711, New York and Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2010. John Berger's essay on visual images that examines the way we look at art.
Durkin, D. "What Classroom Instruction has to say about Reading Comprehension Instruction."
Reading Research Quarterly
14 (1979): 481-533. An interesting article outlining how classroom instruction determines how well a student comprehends the text that he or she is reading.
Ediger, Marlow. "Reading and Vocabulary Development."
Journal of Instructional Psychology
1 (1999): 200-220. An article on teaching children to possess a rich vocabulary based upon the reading materials that are presented to them.
Johansen, Bruce E. "Mohawks, Axes and Taxes: Images of the American Revolution."
35, no. 4 (1990): 528-535. The article examines the symbolic use of the Mohawk Indian as the patriots' disguise during Boston Tea Party.
Kelly, Martin. "Causes of Revolutionary War: The Colonial Mindset and Events that Led to the Revolt."
http://www.about.com. A great article on the beginning of the American Revolution and the causes of the war for independence.
Lanham, Richard. "What's Next for Text?"
The Economics of Attention: Style and Substance in the Age of Information.
Chicago: University of Chicago, 2006. http://www.rhetoricainc.com. This article focuses on shape poetry.
McCloud, Scott. "Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art." McQuade and McQuade,
, 711-735. Scott McCloud presents the relationship between words and images through visual representations.
McQuade, Donald, and Christine McQuade.
Seeing and Writing 4
. New York and Boston: Bedford/ St. Martin, 2010.
If You Lived During the American Revolution.
New York: Scholastic, Inc, 1998.
Moulton, Margaret. "Pattern Poems: Creative Writing for Language Acquisition."
Journal of the Imagination in Language Learning and Teaching
5 (1997). The article explains how pattern poetry is a great visual representation of information.
Taking Effective notes preparing to take notes starting with the Cornell System Gathering Information tying things together.
How to Study in College, 8
Edition. New York: Wadsworth Publishing, 2007. This section of Pauk's book focuses on how to use Cornell note taking.
Smith, Carl B. "Vocabulary Instruction and Reading Comprehension."
Bloomington, IN: Eric Clearinghouse on Reading English and Communication [ED412506]
a great article on teaching vocabulary through reading context clues.
Stempler, Ephraim. "25 Ways to Get Kids Writing."
Instructor: Back to School
, no.1. Scholastic, Inc (2010). This is a short article summarizing twenty-five creative ways for getting students to write more often using story maps and graphic organizers.
Tufte, Edward R. "Images and Quantities."
, 13-27. Cheshire: Graphics Press, 1997. This section discusses maps and charts.
Wilhelm, Jeffrey." Inquiry based learning"
Learn to Read and Write: 50 Problem Based and Literacy and Learning Strategies.
Canada: Scholastic, Inc. 2009. This section of his book focuses on inquiry based learning in the classroom.