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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.

 

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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.

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Inquiry-Based Learning

In this series of Strategy Guides, you'll learn about different methods and activities to encourage inquiry-based learning in your classroom.

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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.

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Teaching with Technology

In this strategy guide series, you will learn about reading online, blogs, podcasts, and online safety.

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