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.
Speaking Briefly: An Overview of the Literacy Strategy
The Anticipation Guide strategy is an effective instructional technique that assists students in surveying the text, activating prior knowledge, making predictions about the text, analyzing their understandings of ideas and beliefs, setting a purpose for reading, and confronting and clarifying their misconceptions of concepts and beliefs (Gunning, 2008). Discussion is central to this instructional strategy and promises to facilitate students' active participation in their learning. Students' discussion is motivated and deepened through their response to the debatable statements.
The Anticipation Guide includes a set of statements that relates to the readings with the purpose of promoting student discussion as they respond to the statements. As students talk through each statement, they agree or disagree based on ...