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Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Close Reading of Literary Texts

This guide provides strategies for choosing text that is appropriate for close reading and to plan for instruction.


Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Shared Writing

This strategy guide explains how to use shared writing to teach students effective strategies that will improve their own independent writing ability.


Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Using Word Walls to Develop and Maintain Academic Vocabulary

In this guide, you will learn how to use Word Walls to support vocabulary development and retention.


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   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.