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Grades   3 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Inquiry Charts (I-Charts)

This guide introduces I-Charts, a strategy that enables students to generate meaningful questions about a topic and organize their writing.

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Strategy Guide

Peer Review

This strategy guide explains how you can employ peer review in your classroom, guiding students as they offer each other constructive feedback to improve their writing and communication skills.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Introducing New Content with Seed Discussions

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

 

Grades   K – 8  |  Strategy Guide

Tracking and Supporting Student Learning with Kidwatching

In this strategy guide, youíll learn how to use kidwatching to track and support student learning. Teachers observe and take notes on studentsí understanding of skills and concepts and then use the observations to determine effective strategies for future instruction.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Supporting Vocabulary Acquisition for English Language Learners

This Strategy Guide introduces strategies teachers can use for ELL vocabulary instruction in their English and content area classrooms.