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Grades   3 – 8  |  Strategy Guide

Making Connections

In this strategy guide, you'll learn to model how students can make three different kinds of connections (text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world). Students then use this knowledge to find their own personal connections to a text.


Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Teacher Read-Aloud That Models Reading for Deep Understanding

This guide describes the basic elements for reading aloud to students in ways that demonstrate thoughtful and deep interactions with the text.


Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide

Get Close to Think Deeply: Creating Primary-Level Close Readings

Close readings allow primary students to engage with complex texts. Through repeated reading, students build a deep understanding of the text and critical thinking skills.


Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Preparing Students for Success with Reading in the Content Areas

In this strategy guide, you'll learn how to determine the level and type of support you need to provide students based on careful preparation as a content area expert.


Grades   5 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Facilitating Participation with Silent Conversations

This guide introduces silent conversations, a collaborative learning technique that has students
thinking, sharing, and reflecting about important questionsóbut through writing rather than talk.