Fifty research-based literacy strategies designed for busy K-8 classroom teachersOrganized around 10 key areas for teaching and learning literacy—phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, story comprehension, comprehension of informational text, questioning for understanding, discussion for understanding, narrative writing, and writing to learn-Promoting Literacy Development offers 50 clearly written, step-by-step strategies for developing proficient readers and writers. The authors also include suggestions for differentiating instruction for English language learners and for students with special needs.

Essential Strategies for Teaching Questioning for Understanding

Essential Strategies for Teaching Questioning for Understanding
Essential strategies for teaching questioning for understanding

One of the primary purposes of education is to provide students with the necessary tools to engage in self-inquiry. This chapter presents the research on best practices for teaching questioning for understanding and will explore its use for new literacies.

A Brief Overview of Questioning for Understanding

Our concept of what it means to “understand” text has undergone a radical transformation with the advent of new literacies (Dalton & Proctor, 2009). New literacies—or digital/online text—are nonlinear, multimodal, visually oriented, and often confusing as to authorship (Coiro & Dobler, 2007). Today's students will spend the majority of their lives reading and interacting with digital text and therefore need specific strategies to navigate their comprehension of ...

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