- Book Club Plus:A Conceptual Framework to Organize Literacy Instruction
Taffy E. Raphael, Susan Florio-Ruane, MariAnne George. This articles describes a research-based literacy framework highly recommended by Dr. Karen Bean, one of the IRCs instructors for ESL methods.
- Into the Book: Teacher Area Strategies
This web site is a resource for teachers to further their knowledge on implementing specific reading strategies in the classroom. There are reading lessons and examples as well as specific definitions for each strategy plus sample videos. The site also includes downloadable material such as music, lyrics, and posters for each strategy and much more. A section for students is also available. Rec. by Jennifer Zitella.
- Learning From What Doesn't Work
Older students can read with enthusiasm and understanding, especially when teachers avoid ineffective practices that promote disengagement. This article by Gay Ivey and Douglas Fisher identifies reading strategies that are ineffective for older learners and gives examples of effective alteranatives. Article in Educational Leadership Oct. 05, Vol. 63 #2 Reading Comprehension pages 8-15
- Reading Rockets
Reading Comprehension & Language Arts Teaching Strategies for KidsThis website. It has: reading strategies for parents and teachers,parent support, videos and podcasts, articles, links to LDonline, and other sites. Rec. by Anne Opfer.
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- Reading Rockets: Classroom Strategies (MUST SEE includes teacher examples)
The classroom strategy section is designed to share with teachers what research suggests are the most effective ways to build fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills. Not ESL specific, see Colorin Colorado for ESL bilingual, but helpful strategies. Well organized, includes teacher examples. You can submit your own.
- Reading Strategies: Scaffolding Students Interactions with Text
Select Curriculum and Dev. then Language Arts (no direct link) Greece Central School District NY offers this site containing multiple strategies to help students interact with text as they read and take notes. See other GREAT links for curriculum development and other strategies
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- Tools for Reading Writing and Thinking: A Resource for Reading Strategies
This site directly guides students. No direct link. Select Dept of Curriculum and Instruction. Select English Language Arts. Select Tools for Reading Writing and Thinking
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- ¡Colorín Colorado! Resources for literacy development, focus on HIspanics
Information about reading for Spanish-speaking parents and teachers of ELLs
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- ¡Colorín Colorado! Teaching reading
ELLs will need additional support in learning how to read. The strategies on the following pages will help you to provide this much-needed assistance in the context of your everyday teaching
- eSchool News online article about reading in high school,
Article search for "Tech helps teach content reading skills". Substantial experience reading complex texts in high school is a key indicator of college success, according to a new report from the not-for-profit ACT. The report calls on schools to incorporate the reading of more complex texts to boost students' reading skills--a challenge that some schools already are meeting with the help of technology.
- Instructional Strategies for Engaging Learners
Activating Strategies, Cognitive Strategies, Summarizing Strategies to engage students
- Instructional Strategies Online
Instructional strategies determine the approach a teacher may take to achieve learning objectives. Five categories of instructional strategies and explanation of these five categories can be found within this site.
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- Introduction to Teaching Strategies (For Teachers and Students)
This page is dedicated to making it easier to implement a variety of teaching methods and techniques. Here you'll find scores of teaching strategies that help students take more responsibility for their own learning and enhance the process of teaching for learning.
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- Just Read Now! (Lots of Reading Strategies)
Just Read Now offers an "up close" look at a range of innovative and effective reading strategies, along with actual classroom examples and associated lesson plans.
- Just Read Now! (Lots of strategies, videos)
Just Read Now offers * Effective metacognitive reading strategies. * Sample lesson plans implementing reading strategies. * Video demonstrations of teachers modeling strategies. * Tools for integrating reading strategies. * Specific content area suggestions. * Quality online professional development courses.
- Literacy and Learning: Reading in the Content Area
A large selection of reading strategies
- Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups
In this thoroughly revised and expanded guide, you will find new strategies, structures, tools, and stories that show you how to launch and manage literature circles effectively. Advanced variations are explored and include alternatives to role sheets and flexible new guidelines for their use.
Stenhouse books and videos help K-12 teachers deepen their professional knowledge and build their students' skills as readers, writers, and thinkers.
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- More Reading Strategies (Elementary examples)
A very teacher-friendly site for reading strategies, graphic organizers. Includes a story paragraph frams. See link to an online dictionary that pronounces the words.
- Reading Rockets: Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension
Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension By: C.R. Adler (2004)
- READING STRATEGIES THAT BENEFIT ALL LEARNERS
These are the reading strategies that IRC consultants find the most beneficial for multilevel classes and ELLs. The first section is a brief summary of several followed by detailed descriptions of our favorites.
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