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Grades   3 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Using Glogster to Support Multimodal Literacy

Glogster, a Web 2.0 tool, supports development of students' multimodal literacy skills. This guide outlines techniques for critical evaluation and creation of multimodal texts.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Reading on the Go

In this Strategy Guide, learn how to prepare yourself and your students for reading and note-taking in mobile environments.

 

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   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide

Promote Deep Thinking! How to Choose a Complex Text

Complex texts promote deep thinking and critical analysis by students. Through close reading of a complex text, students' independent reading abilities also increase.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Developing Persuasive Writing Strategies

This strategy guide describes the techniques used in effective persuasive writing and shares activities you can use to help students understand and use persuasion in their writing and critical thinking.