Teaching Strategies for Literacy Development

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Learning to read and write can be fun! By identifying individual needs and implementing effective teaching methods, students can be motivated to learn through creative programs and word games that students enjoy. This program demonstrates shared reading, guided reading, and uses "Learning Centres" to: Make the learning focus clear through…
Academic Literacy
Part of the Series: Literacy Collection
In Academic Literacy viewers get a glimpse into Robin Turner's classroom, where many students are the first in their families to attend high school, let alone college. Robin employs careful, systematic and rigorous methods to help students acquire the literacy skills they need to succeed in even the most elite…
Literacy Collection
How can we use reading and writing conferences to assess student thinking and guide their independent work? How can we incorporate spelling and grammar instruction into writers workshop? How can we engage first generation high school students in academic writing? These and other essential literacy questions are the focus of…
Organizing for Literacy
Organizing for Literacy is a professional development series for implementing a balanced early literacy program based on apprenticeship theory. The series presents a complete early literacy resource, with the option of using individual videos to focus on a specific area of need. The programs illustrate the reciprocal nature of teaching…
Stepping Up with Literacy Stations
Stepping Up with Literacy Stations provides teachers in third grade and up a way to tap into the energy and excitement of this innovative management and learning system. This video takes viewers into diverse third and fifth grade classrooms, where Debbie Diller coaches and guides children and their teachers through…
What is Visual Literacy?
Part of the Series: Literacy Collection
When children begin to read and write they are as interested in information as they are in fiction. But information is not conveyed only with print; the wealth of visual texts are often the clearest communicators of information. Charts, diagrams, cross sections, and maps are a few of the elements…
Literacy Attendance
Literacy Attendance is an alternative to the traditional attendance roll at the start of the day. Students have the option of sharing reading or writing activities from home when their name is called, and teachers gain insight into students' literacy behaviors in the home environment. The daily activity is scheduled…
Launching Literacy Stations
Literacy work stations are being embraced in many elementary schools as a way to ensure students of all ages are completing thoughtful, challenging tasks while their teachers meet with small groups of students. Debbie Diller, author of the book Literacy Work Stations, takes you into two primary classrooms to demonstrate…
Teaching Apostrophes
Part of the Series: Teaching Writing Collection
This video shows how Jeff Anderson uses playful strategies and mentor texts to engage writers in grammar and editing. In the "Apostrophe-thon," Jeff's sixth-grade students in San Antonio, Texas search through a mentor text excerpt to find examples of apostrophes and then categorize them as possessives or contractions based on…
Teaching with Nonfiction Collection
Nonfiction reading and writing requires special skills. In this collection, Stenhouse authors demonstrate proven strategies for helping students build background knowledge, conduct research, and engage with nonfiction texts across the curriculum and at various levels of complexity. Featured authors include Kelly Gallagher, Tony Stead, and Cris Tovani.
Teaching Reading Collection
Teaching students to read goes well beyond the de-coding of words. Watch several master teachers guiding K-9 students--from struggling to accomplished readers--as they move from decoding to comprehension. Featured instruction includes whole-class, small-group, and individual conferences with students immersed in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Featured authors include Debbie Diller, Debbie…
Teaching Writing Collection
Writing is hard work at any age, but effective teachers know how to inspire and motivate student writers even as they teach them the difference between a period and a semi-colon. This collection features wonderful writing teachers from kindergarten to high school employing a wide range of effective strategies--including craft…