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This document describes the National Center for School Engagement's 21 ways to engage students in school. It also describes best practices for improving student attendance, achievement, and attachment.

This research-based program for middle school students is designed to teach academic vocabulary in language arts, math, science, and social studies classes and build the reasoning and argumentation skills that are necessary for learning in all content areas.

This report to the Carnegie Corporation of New York comes out of a meeting of a panel of five nationally known and respected educational researchers, with representatives of Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Alliance for Excellent Education, in spring 2004.

This newsletter highlights five strategies for monitoring reading comprehension: 1) following the inner conversation, 2) noticing when we stray from the inner conversation, 3) knowing when you know and knowing when you don’t know, 4) noticing and exploring thinking, 5) read, write, and talk.

This guide describes a four-phase process for teaching a topic that supports students to use reading and thinking strategies to learn from and understand content: 1) build background knowledge through exploration, 2) gather information to develop big ideas and questions, 3) summarize and synthesize information and ideas, and 4) demonstrate understanding and shared learning.

This book explores why and how discussion-based lessons help students—especially English language learners—to process and remember information, develop higher-order thinking, and advance their literacy skills. In this chapter, the authors focus on strategies around accountable talk in the classroom.

A tool/handout to provide sentence starters and stems to help students practice accountable talk in the classroom.