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.

Scaffolding Reading Comprehension Through Student Questioning
Scaffolding reading comprehension through student questioning

Speaking Briefly: An Overview of the Literacy Strategy

Scaffolding Reading Comprehension Through Student Questioning provides all learners with explicit modeling and guided practice in self-monitoring and metacognition (Manyak & Bauer, 2008). The purpose of the strategy is to engage learners in collaborative strategic reading (Klinger & Vaughn, 1999) to cooperatively process content-area text.

Research confirms that all learners benefit from authentic literacy events that facilitate discussion and attention to the features and structures of specific genres (Purcell-Gates, Duke, & Martineau, 2007). In this strategy, support is embedded as readers work with a partner to identify new vocabulary words and assimilate new concepts.

IRA/NCTE Standerds for English Language Arts

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