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Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Developing Persuasive Writing Strategies

This strategy guide describes the techniques used in effective persuasive writing and shares activities you can use to help students understand and use persuasion in their writing and critical thinking.

 

Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide

Depend on the Text! How to Create Text-Dependent Questions

Teachers need to create text-dependent questions to elicit close reading. When answering these questions, students learn to reread and think deeply about the text.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Using Concept Circles to Develop Academic Vocabulary

In this guide, you will learn how to use the Concept Circles strategy to support vocabulary development and comprehension of complex text.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Conducting Inner-Outer Circle Discussions

This guide shares the steps to take to get more students talking by dividing the group into speaking and non-speaking circles.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Speak to Me: Teaching with Voki

Through Voki, a Web 2.0 tool, students create customizable avatars for class presentations for various purposes, such as presenting biographical information, expressing an opinion, or reading a poem.