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Saunders J.M.,Texas State University | Smith E.E.,Cunningham Elementary School
Reading Teacher | Year: 2014

Six-word memoirs are readily available through books, magazine articles, and on the Internet. This teaching tip explores how to use six-word memoirs to guide students through the writing process steps from developing and revising a concise memoir, to employing technology and imagery, to publishing final versions of their work online. Included in this piece are examples from a class blog that highlights student work as well as web links to use as models for the creation of student memoirs. © 2014 International Reading Association.


Price-Dennis D.,Columbia University | Holmes K.A.,University of Texas at Austin | Smith E.,Cunningham Elementary School
Reading Teacher | Year: 2015

In this article instructional practices from a diverse inclusive 5th grade classroom are examined to better understand how students engaged in 21st century literacies. The authors focus on one classroom to provide insight into how a 21st century literacies perspective can support inclusive literacy practices that 1) create a community of learners, 2) use digital tools to make the curriculum accessible, and 3) link academic goals with real-world platforms. © 2015 International Literacy Association.

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