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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

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   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Speak to Me: Teaching with Voki

Through Voki, a Web 2.0 tool, students create customizable avatars for class presentations for various purposes, such as presenting biographical information, expressing an opinion, or reading a poem.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Introducing New Content with Seed Discussions

In this strategy guide, you’ll learn how to elicit ideas and conversation about new concepts or content by effectively holding a Seed Discussion in your classroom.

 

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.