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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   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide

Get Close to Think Deeply: Creating Primary-Level Close Readings

Close readings allow primary students to engage with complex texts. Through repeated reading, students build a deep understanding of the text and critical thinking skills.

 

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   K – 5  |  Strategy Guide

Performing Poetry

Performing poetry incorporates oral reading, literature, and the performing arts. This strategy can benefit content area readers, English language learners, or learners with special needs.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

ICED: The Key to Elaboration

Most students struggle when adding detail to their body paragraphs. This guide serves as a means of instruction and provides models for the students to master development.