- A+ Research and Writing - A step-by-step "process" guide for successful student research. Preparing to Write | Writing the Paper. (Internet Public Library for Teens)
- Adolescent Literacy Instruction: Reading Strategies
Links to a wealth of reading strategies. ( North Central Regional Educational Laboratory)
- Applying Critical Thinking to Reading Strategies for critical reading. (Alamo Community College)
- Bibliography about Critical Thinking Research-based articles to help inform the practice of teaching critical and creative thinking. (ALPS -The Thinking Classroom, Harvard Project Classroom)
- Checklists for Strategic Reading Before Reading Checklist | During Reading Checklist | After Reading Checklist and more graphic organizers to support reading comprehension. (Scholastic)
- Classification Notes Worksheet (pdf)
- Collaborative Questions Worksheet (pdf)
- Concept mapping ...examples using Inspiration to reorder and reclassify information for better understanding. What is a dog? Who is Eric Clapton?
- Concept or Mind Mapping from Study Guides and Strategies
- Critical Reading Strategies University of Minnesota Student Writing Support
- Deep Thinking and Deep Reading in an Age of Info-Glut, Info-Garbage, Info-Glitz, and Info-Glimmer Explains the importance of teaching students critical reading strategies to cope with the current information landscape. (Dr. Jamie McKenzie)
- Effective Reading Strategies Structure of Texts, ways of reading texts, critical reading, evaluating texts, and much more. (University of Otago)
- Evaluating Sources - Critical Reading Strategies from Tools for Writers
- Fact or Opinion - Interactive practice to determine statements that are fact or fiction. Great resource for use with whiteboard or interactive tablet.
- Flash Card Factory Teachers or students can use this tool to make and print flash cards to learn, review, and study concepts, record important information, etc. (Scholastic)
- How the Language Really Works: The Fundamentals of Critical Reading and Effective Writing Learn to recognize what a text says, what a text does, and what a text means by analyzing choices of content, language, and structure.
- Inquiry and Discovery Form (pdf) worksheet from SIRS
- Interpret the Information - Make It Your Own ... secondary research process tutorial from the Oregon State Library System
- Kindergarten Literacy interactive games requiring Flash Player which help students with letters, numbers, alphabet, and words.
- Media Literacy Online Advancement of Student Information Skills from the San Francisco State University
- PowerHouse Reading Strategies Provides graphic organizers to practice the following reading strategies: Connect the know to the new | Distinguishing Importance | Asking Questions | Drawing Inferences | Retelling or Synthesizing.
- Questions that challenge the student to synthesize information
- Reading for Meaning PBS Reading Rockets Launching Young Readers overview of the television program
- Reading for Meaning Colorado State University Writing Guides - Critical Reading
- Reading Strategies Scaffolding Students’ Interactions with Texts Key concept synthesis, parallel note-taking, inferential reading, and much more. (Central School District, NY)
- Reading Strategy of the Month Links to great articles about how to teach various reading strategies. (Florida Online Reading Professional Development)
- Reading Strategies (ppt) Lesson on strategies for secondary school students in reading in any content such as science or social studies as well as novels and literature. (González 6th gr teacher's website)
- Reading Strategies That Assist Content Area Reading Expository text, reading between the lines, synthesis journal, and much more.
- Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Classroom Practice activities to help struggling readers with comprehension. (Dr. Judith Irvin)
- Reading As A Strategic Activity offers an "up close" look at a range of innovative and effective reading strategies, along with actual classroom examples and associated lesson plans. Strategies are grouped under the following categories: Discussion strategies, active reading strategies, vocabulary strategies, organizational strategies.
- Reading and Mapping Strategies SQ4R, question stems, sample concept maps, and much more. (Gallaudet University)
- Reading Strategies - A host of reading strategies for use in the classroom.
- Teaching Students to Read Webpages - The purpose of this module is to take a step back, reflect on how web pages differ from other texts, and think about how to apply new insights to reading web content.
Reading Strategies (con't)
- Reading Comprehension Strategies - Grades 1-2 and Grades 3-5 ....Reading Workshop tools that students can use to help determine the meaning of what they read. The strategies presented in Reading Workshop's Comprehension section are those which enable students to interact with fiction or non-fiction, in order to understand and answer questions about what they have read.
- Reading Skills Weekly tips, how to, and student resource handouts to teach the following: Active Reading in the Classroom; Analytic Reading; Graphic Organizers; Three-step Approach to Reading; Reading Success with Expository Texts. (Glencoe/McGraw-Hill )
- The Reading Lady.com - Mosaic Reading Tools - This source includes a WEALTH of resource for all kinds of ideas and strategies to increase student reading comprehension competencies. Resources include lesson plans, assessments, worksheets, and even PowerPoint presentation.
- Secondary Literacy: Classroom Literacy Strategies/Resources Great bibliography of web resources to teach literacy. (Ministry of Education, Wellington, New Zealand
- Synthesizing Information: Step-by-Step Instructions for Learners This is a very practical guide using Post-It notes and a clustering process. See benefits of this model. ( Arizona State University West )
- Seven Strategies to Teach Students for Text Comprehension Reading Rockets
- SQ3R(Learning Object - © 2005 Wisc-Online) This activity explains the SQ3R technique which learners can apply immediately in their reading of text assignments. It explains independent and cooperative learning strategies to support retention of the material.
- Strategies for Effective Use of Science Reading Materials Includes before, during, and after strategies for K-6, 7-8, and 9-12. ( Salt Lake City School District)
- Summary Writing (Learning Object -© 2005 Wisc-Online) Students demonstrate an understanding of summary writing by reading step-by-step instructions and then summarizing short paragraphs. Examples of summaries that are poorly written, as well as those that are written well, are included.
- Technology Integration Resources for [Reading Comprehension] Strategies That Work Outstanding resource that provides web and print resources to teach the following reading strategies to primary, intermediate, and upper level students: Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing; Inferring, Determining Importance, Synthesizing. Includes links to examples, handouts, articles, and lessons. (Harvey and Goudvis)
- Twenty Best-Practices to Teach Reading Strategies (Journey North) Activate Prior Knowledge | Adjust Reading Rate/Rereading | Ask Questions: Before, During, and After Reading | Classify or Categorize Information | Compare and Contrast Ideas | Distinguish Facts from Opinions | Identify and Analyze Text Structure | Identify Author’s Purpose: Why Did the Author Write the Selection? | Identify Author’s Viewpoint: What Does the Author Think? | Identify Main Ideas and Supporting Details | Make Inferences and Draw Conclusions | Make Generalizations | Make and Refine Predictions | Paraphrase/Retell | Recognize Cause and Effect Relationships | Sequence Events | Summarize Information | Synthesize New Information
- What I s Reading for Meaning? Instructional Strategies Online
- Writer's Toolbox For Building Arguments A great source that prompts students to think critically about what they read. Checklists are provided to assist with preparing arguments in preparation for writing. Some are Analyzing Sources of Disagreement | Determining the Core of an Argument | Determining Claim Types. (Allyn & Bacon)
- Writing a Topic Outline (Learning Object -© 2001 Wisc-Online) Students will read a mini-lesson and apply information from the mini-lesson to an activity using the outline template provided. As a result, the learner will develop and submit a word-processed outline for a speech.
Reading Research and Articles