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Grades   5 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Using the RAFT Writing Strategy

This strategy guide introduces the RAFT technique and offers practical ideas for using this technique to teach students to experiment with various perspectives in their writing.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Using Glogster to Support Multimodal Literacy

Glogster, a Web 2.0 tool, supports development of students' multimodal literacy skills. This guide outlines techniques for critical evaluation and creation of multimodal texts.

 

Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide

Depend on the Text! How to Create Text-Dependent Questions

Teachers need to create text-dependent questions to elicit close reading. When answering these questions, students learn to reread and think deeply about the text.

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Strategy Guide

Persuasive Writing

This strategy guide focuses on persuasive writing and offers specific methods on how you can help your students use it to improve their critical writing and thinking skills.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Teaching with Zooming Slideshows through Prezi

Through Prezi, a web application, students create "zooming" presentations for various purposes, such as presenting research, defending an opinion, or sharing a digital story.