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Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Supporting Students As They Read Independently

This guide includes basic theory and practice for supporting students reading independently, which is the last instructional context along the gradual release of responsibility.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Conducting Inner-Outer Circle Discussions

This guide shares the steps to take to get more students talking by dividing the group into speaking and non-speaking circles.

 

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   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Assessing Student Interests and Strengths

In this Strategy Guide, you'll learn about a number of specific methods that can help you to gain a fuller picture of the interests of your students as well as what your students understand, know, and can demonstrate by doing.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Strategy Guide

Making Connections

In this strategy guide, you'll learn to model how students can make three different kinds of connections (text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world). Students then use this knowledge to find their own personal connections to a text.