Our lesson plans are written and reviewed by educators using current research and the best instructional practices and are aligned to state and national standards. Choose from hundreds of topics and strategies.
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Strategy Guides See All Strategy Guides
Looking for new teaching strategies or interested in brushing up on the strategies you are already using in your classroom? Strategy guides define and provide examples of effective literacy teaching and learning strategies and offer a wealth of related resources to help sharpen your instruction.
Evidence-based Discussions See All
These Strategy Guides offer varied ways to support students as they develop the skills and habits necessary to participate in evidence-based conversations.
|Grades 6 – 12 |||Socratic Seminars|
|Grades 7 – 12 |||Consensus Decision Making|
Teaching Writing See All
This strategy guide series identifies, defines, and provides examples of effective writing strategies and offers a list of resources related to each strategy.
|Grades K – 5 |||Persuasive Writing|
|Grades K – 5 |||Peer Review|
Developing Academic Vocabulary See All
In this Strategy Guide Series, you'll find creative and compatible ways to build, maintain, and extend students' vocabulary across academic disciplines.
|Grades 4 – 12 |||Using Generative Sentences to Apply Academic Vocabulary|
|Grades K – 12 |||Using Word Walls to Develop and Maintain Academic Vocabulary|
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Teaching Literacy Across the Gradual Release of Responsibility
This series of strategy guides considers the ways that reading instruction in various contexts works together to help students develop independence as readers. Each strategy guide presents a strategy or instructional context in isolation, but this series of strategy guides is designed to support teachers as they explore the ways reading aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading all work together.
In this series of Strategy Guides, you'll learn about different methods and activities to encourage inquiry-based learning in your classroom.
Performing Literature to Promote Fluency and Comprehension
This study guide outlines three reading methods--Readers Theatre, choral reading, and performing poetry-- that can be used to promote fluency and comprehension.
Reading in the Content Areas
In this Strategy Guide Series, you'll get information and ideas about teaching reading in the different content areas.
In this Strategy Guide series, you'll learn different methods to use in the classroom to meet the needs of all students.
Teaching with Technology
In this strategy guide series, you will learn about reading online, blogs, podcasts, and online safety.