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.

All-about Books
All-about books

Speaking Briefly: An Overview of the Literacy Strategy

The All-About Books strategy provides children with the opportunity to publish books about a content-area topic they are learning. As students read and discuss topics across the curriculum, they focus on aspects of a topic that they are learning and have a special interest in and write and publish their own books on that topic. To present the ideas on their topic, students are encouraged to read to acquire a breadth of knowledge and select the appropriate information for their books. Students are connecting and integrating their reading with their writing as they use the publishing process to construct knowledge. Reutzel and Cooter (2008) state that “of the many ways to help readers succeed with ...

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