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.

Collaborative Writing
Collaborative writing

Speaking Briefly: An Overview of the Literacy Strategy

Collaborative Writing provides striving writers with targeted instruction based on assessment data. In today's classroom, there are many students disengaged during the writing process despite their teacher's best efforts to model and demonstrate strategic writing (Glasswell, Parr, & McNaughton, 2003). This instructional strategy jump-starts the process through dialogue and “in-the-moment” scaffolding (Gibson, 2008).

Collaborative Writing is designed for small writing groups or individual instruction. Even though it was designed for striving writers, it may be adapted as an enrichment activity for students who are ready for more complex work.

IRA/NCTE Standerds for English Language Arts

  • Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences ...
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