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Educational LeadershipFebruary 2017 / Volume 74, Number 5Literacy in Every Classroom
How Knowledge Powers ReadingDoug LemovWhen it comes to nonfiction reading, background knowledge is both the chicken and the egg.
Disciplinary Literacy: Just the FAQsTimothy Shanahan and Cynthia ShanahanTo deepen knowledge in a content area, students must understand how literacy is used in that discipline.
The Writing JourneyKelly GallagherOne district’s quest to boost the quality and quantity of student writing across the curriculum.
How to Facilitate Discussions in HistoryAbby ReismanFour instructional practices to support text-based student discussions that get to the heart of historical thinking.
Why Argue?Mary EhrenworthArgumentation is not just a skill for language arts classrooms—it’s a pathway to success in virtually every academic discipline.
The Roots of ComprehensionTimothy Rasinski, Nancy Padak, and Joanna NewtonStudying Greek and Latin roots can build students’ understanding of content-area vocabulary.
Until I Write It DownPaul Bambrick-Santoyo and Stephen ChigerTo strengthen students’ skills as readers, start with their writing.
Permission to PonderKay M. Cutler and Mary R. MoellerA protocol for viewing and discussing artistic images can enhance students’ reflective and analytical skills.
Text PrepDoug BuehlEffective scaffolding can help students meet the knowledge demands of complex texts.
The Case for Multiple TextsSunday CumminsIf we want students to engage in thoughtful conversations and write fluently about a topic, reading one text isn’t enough.
10 Ways to Promote a Culture of LiteracyBarry GilmoreLessons from a school that has set out to instill literacy as a central school-community value.
COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS
Perspectives/Language Arts UnboundAnthony Rebora
Educational Leadership Themes for 2017–2018
Research Matters/Critical Thinking Won’t Develop Through OsmosisBryan GoodwinTo hone students’ critical-thinking skills, educators have to be intentional.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/Modeling Disciplinary ThinkingDouglas Fisher and Nancy Frey Two teachers join forces to show students how historians wrestle with ideas.
Index to Advertisers
The Techy Teacher/Tools to Take Literacy OnlineCatlin TuckerTechnology is changing what it means to be a literate person.
Principal Connection/“Dear Teachers,”Thomas R. HoerrFor school leaders, technology can make real relationships more difficult.
One to Grow On/Making Meaning in the DisciplinesCarol Ann TomlinsonDelving into the nature of disciplinary study can deepen student learning.
Tell Me About . . ./How You Teach Content-Area Literacy
ASCD Community in Action
EL Takeaways/Deepening Literacy
Three Directions for Disciplinary Literacy Rachael Gabriel and Christopher WenzLiteracy instruction in the content areas can take multiple paths—but they aren’t mutually exclusive.
Building Stamina for Struggling Readers and WritersPaula BourqueFor students to make strides in literacy, they need opportunities for success early and often.
Why Should Students Write in Math Class?Tutita M. Casa, Kyle Evans, Janine M. Firmender, and Madelyn W. ColonneseWhen teachers take a closer look at the types of writing being used in math classes, they can get a better sense of their purpose and value.
EL Study GuideNaomi Thiers
Inservice Guest BloggersDoug Lemov and Kelly Gallagherhttp://inservice.ascd.org
Educational LeadershipSeptember 2016 / Volume 74, Number 1Relationships First
What to Do in Week One? Rick Wormeli The first days of school set the learning dynamic for the year ahead.
Correcting Our Connecting Eric Toshalis Are you demanding trust too soon? How do you respond to anger? Questions to ask to make your student outreach more effective.
Unlocking Boys’ Potential Michael C. ReichertHow to help boys want to learn from you.
The Trauma-Sensitive Teacher Susan E. Craig Insights on how trauma influences the brain—and how to reach children suffering from its aftermath.
More Than a Safe Space Michael Sadowski What LGBTQ students seek is what every student deserves: safety and belonging.
Helping Black and Latino Males SucceedRobert Jackson Lessons about pride, insecurity, and the need to be respected.
Building Bridges with Students Who Have ADHDLisa Medoff Tips on how to reach kids whose behavior might puzzle you.
Let Care Shine Through Elizabeth Bondy and Elyse HambacherCaring for students is a moral imperative, a way to take steps toward social justice.
The Principal Factor Tim WesterbergFrom being visible to modeling respect, these six principles for principals are central.
Choosing to Be Positive Stephanie M. Jones, Rebecca Bailey, Gretchen Brion-Meisels, and Ann ParteeHow to handle those moments when you must decide: How should I address this behavior?
Classrooms that Put People First John HaywardIdeas to abide by as you continue to get to know your students.
What My Refugee Students Taught Me Sidney Brown Justice was the theme that year; building bridges, the challenge.
Perspectives/How Does Trust Happen?Marge Scherer
Research Matters/“High Touch” Is Crucial for “High Tech” Students Bryan GoodwinThe cyber generation needs more than online-only connections.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/2 x 10 Conversations Doug Fisher and Nancy FreyIn two minutes a day, you can begin a problem-solving process for improving behavior.
The Techy Teacher/Don’t Waste the First WeekCatlin TuckerSome low- and medium-tech ways to break the ice.
Principal Connection/New School Year Resolutions Thomas R. HoerrIf you want to achieve your new initiatives, share your new ideas.
One to Grow On/Fox Taming and TeachingCarol Ann TomlinsonWhat the fox taught the child and vice versa.
EL Takeaways/The 4th R: Relationships
Tokens of ConnectionTheresa Crowley Tools to use one-on-one with students, especially those who may lack trust.
Take a Tip from the CubsJames Fornaciari Help your kids develop a mission, work as a team, and recapture the joy of learning.
Cs for Effective TeachingChristopher EmdinHow building positive relationships and creating an academically challenging classroom go hand in hand.
One Chapter at a TimeCherish R. Skinker Her passion for To Kill a Mockingbird left a lasting impression on her students.
Tell Me About. . .How you connected with a hard-to-reach student.
EL Study GuideKim Greene
EL Interview Baruti Kafele talks about the benefits of the Young Men’s Empowerment Program and how teachers can build relationships with students whose backgrounds differ from their own.
Inservice Guest BloggersMichael Sadowski and Lisa Medoff