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Grades   K – 3  |  Strategy Guide

Guided Writing

This strategy guide explains how to use small-group, guided writing instruction to teach students effective strategies and improve their ability to produce text independently.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Brainstorming and Reviewing Using the Carousel Strategy

This strategy guide introduces Carousel Brainstorming, also known as Rotating Review, and offers suggestions to implement this technique in your classroom for brainstorming about new topics or reviewing learned information.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Differentiating the Reading Experience for Students

In this Strategy Guide, you'll learn approaches that can help you differentiate the reading experience for students depending on their age, interests, and ability.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Consensus Decision Making

This strategy guide introduces Consensus Decision Making, a method for facilitating and engaging students in a critical discussion of the central ideas of a text.

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Strategy Guide

Peer Review

This strategy guide explains how you can employ peer review in your classroom, guiding students as they offer each other constructive feedback to improve their writing and communication skills.