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Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Socratic Seminars

This strategy guide explains Socratic seminars and offers practical methods for applying the approach in your classroom to help students investigate multiple perspectives in a text.

 

Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide

Depend on the Text! How to Create Text-Dependent Questions

Teachers need to create text-dependent questions to elicit close reading. When answering these questions, students learn to reread and think deeply about the text.

 

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   3 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Question the Author (QtA)

In this guide, you’ll be introduced to a strategy that requires students to challenge their understanding and solidify their knowledge while reading a text.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Bringing Lessons to Life with Animoto

Using Animoto, a free Web 2.0 tool, students can develop short digital videos that include music, photos, video clips, and text as well as share their creations electronically.