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The Middle School High Five: Strategies Can Triumph

by Amy Goodman

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The Middle School High Five: Strategies Can Triumph

Grades 5 – 8
Type Journal
Published December 2005
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English



A literacy support teacher leads a district-wide initiative to organize content-area teachers in an effort to help their students become better readers by offering instruction and practice in five reading strategies across the curriculum. At the end of the 10-week program, teachers felt that students' comprehension had improved, and many felt some of the credit for improved reading scores could be traced to the effort.



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