What Doesn’t Work in the ELA Classroom

There is a lot of research & discussion about what literacy instructional practices work best, but thinking about what doesn’t work is equally valuable. We don’t need to tell you that teachers are under endless time crunches, and wasting time on questionable practices is the last thing you need. “What Doesn’t Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon” lists the five common literacy practices in U.S. classrooms that research suggests are not optimal use of instructional time. Even if you don’t use any of these practices, the author encourages you to scrutinize your instructional time minute by minute to make certain you aren’t wasting your valuable time.

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