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Grades   3 – 8  |  Strategy Guide

Using the Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Technique

In this strategy guide, you will learn how to organize students and texts to allow for learning that meets the diverse needs of students but keeps student groups flexible.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Supporting Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners

This Strategy Guide is for developing comprehension that incorporates the gradual release of responsibility model.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Teaching with Zooming Slideshows through Prezi

Through Prezi, a web application, students create "zooming" presentations for various purposes, such as presenting research, defending an opinion, or sharing a digital story.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Facilitating Participation with Silent Conversations

This guide introduces silent conversations, a collaborative learning technique that has students
thinking, sharing, and reflecting about important questions—but through writing rather than talk.

 

Grades   8 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Promoting Student-Directed Inquiry with the I-Search Paper

The sense of curiosity behind research writing gets lost in some school-based assignments. This Strategy Guide provides the foundation for cultivating interest and authority through I-Search writing, including publishing online.