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Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Close Reading of Literary Texts

This guide provides strategies for choosing text that is appropriate for close reading and to plan for instruction.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Using Concept Circles to Develop Academic Vocabulary

In this guide, you will learn how to use the Concept Circles strategy to support vocabulary development and comprehension of complex text.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

ICED: The Key to Elaboration

Most students struggle when adding detail to their body paragraphs. This guide serves as a means of instruction and provides models for the students to master development.

 

Grades   K – 8  |  Strategy Guide

Introducing Ideas and Vocabulary with the Concept Sort

A Concept Sort is a vocabulary and comprehension strategy used with students to introduce new topics and/or familiarize students with new vocabulary.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Shared Writing

This strategy guide explains how to use shared writing to teach students effective strategies that will improve their own independent writing ability.