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The Common Core State Standards have put close reading in the spotlight as never before. In this quick reference guide, literacy experts Diane Lapp, Barbara Moss, Maria Grant, and Kelly Johnson provide strategies for helping teachers use literary and informational texts across the content areas to build students’ skills in comprehension, communication, and higher-order thinking. In addition to outlining the steps involved in close reading such as annotating texts, this guide will offer advice on assessing how well students derive and create meaning from what they read.
(ASCD Quick Reference Guide, 2017) 8 1/2” x 11”, 3-hole punched, 3 laminated panels, 6 pages
Increasing students’ vocabulary is vital to their reading and learning success, and promoting the use of academic language in speech and writing will also encourage further understanding. In this guide, you will find strategies, games, and classroom essentials you can use to create vocab lesson plans that are both exciting and effective. Discover ways to engage students in vocab learning with word walls, learning stations, and brain-compatible lessons. Explore strategies and rubrics for assessing vocabulary learning, and plan how to team with your colleagues to increase vocabulary across your grade level or school.