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.

Choral Reading
Choral reading

Speaking Briefly: An Overview of the Literacy Strategy

The Choral Reading strategy engages students in group-assisted, repeated readings. Students read aloud in unison within a small group or with the whole class. The purpose of the strategy is to provide practice on reading text with fluency. Students gain confidence in reading, because when they read together as a group, they are supported by their peers, who may be more fluent readers, or they may be assisted by the teacher when necessary. In addition to gaining fluency in reading and vocabulary development, they develop an appreciation of literature.

The teacher chooses a text that is appropriate for repeated reading by a group of students, models fluent reading by reading the text aloud, engages students in ...

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