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.

Story Mapping
Story mapping

Speaking Briefly: An Overview of the Literacy Strategy

The Story Mapping strategy provides a visual display of story elements that will assist readers in remembering, comprehending, and retelling the stories they listen to and read. We live in a visual world where language is supported by a range of pictures, icons, and graphics that serve as an adjunct for understanding oral and print language. For example, when we need to drive to an unfamiliar place, the directions that we use may be a set of print or spoken directions accompanied by a map that plots the trip by marking the streets, highways, and bridges with icons and labels. Similar to geographic maps, story maps offer visual representations of the parts of a story ...

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