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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   3 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Question the Author (QtA)

In this guide, you'll be introduced to a strategy that requires students to challenge their understanding and solidify their knowledge while reading a text.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Assessing Student Interests and Strengths

In this Strategy Guide, you'll learn about a number of specific methods that can help you to gain a fuller picture of the interests of your students as well as what your students understand, know, and can demonstrate by doing.

 

Grades   K – 6  |  Strategy Guide

Using Paired Reading to Increase Fluency and Peer Cooperation

In this strategy, students read aloud to each other, pairing more fluent readers with less fluent readers. This strategy can also be used to pair older students with younger students to create "reading buddies."

 

Grades   8 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Promoting Student-Directed Inquiry with the I-Search Paper

The sense of curiosity behind research writing gets lost in some school-based assignments. This Strategy Guide provides the foundation for cultivating interest and authority through I-Search writing, including publishing online.