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.

Phonics Through Shared Reading
Phonics through shared reading

Speaking Briefly: An Overview of the Literacy Strategy

Phonics Through Shared Reading provides emergent and early readers with an explicit model of how to apply their phonics skills while reading. Shared reading allows developing readers to see how new vocabulary words are identified by fluent readers (Gill, 2006). Its explicit modeling and application of word identification skills in context of use enable teachers to target instruction for specific skill sets.

Phonics Through Shared Reading may be used with picture books, songs, or poetry. Through repeated readings, developing readers learn to listen for rhymes, discriminate among sounds, and identify onset/rimes within a risk-free environment (Invernizzi, 2003). Observational data during shared reading may also aid the teacher in designing intervention lessons for ...

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