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.

Frames for Writing Biographies
Frames for writing biographies

Speaking Briefly: An Overview of the Literacy Strategy

The purpose for the Frames for Writing Biographies strategy is to provide students with a scaffold for gathering and organizing information for writing a biography. The increased requirements placed on students to read and write informational text has been documented. Yet the kind of literacy experiences in primary grades focus on reading and writing stories. Most young children learn about reading and writing through numerous experiences with fiction. When primary-grade students learn to write, they receive large doses of experience in story writing. As a result, they develop positive attitudes toward reading and writing stories as well as a schema for supporting this type of literacy development. It is understandable that ...

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