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.

Save the Last Word for Me
Save the last word for me

Speaking Briefly: An Overview of the Literacy Strategy

Save the Last Word for Me provides students with the opportunity to interpret text within a collaborative context. Students select a sentence from the book they are reading, write it down, and provide a written response to their selected text. During the small-group discussion of the text, students listen as their classmates respond to their selected text. The student who selects the text for others to respond to is given the chance to have the last word by sharing his/her response with the group members (Short, Harste, & Burke, 1996).

The Save the Last Word for Me strategy promotes student responses and interpretations of readings through student-led discussions. ...

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