Elements of Nonfiction Scavenger Hunt
The Elements of Nonfiction Scavenger Hunt guides students as they review text and discover a purpose for reading. This strategy helps provide a foundation for teaching students what "good readers do" and can be applied to more complex texts across disciplines.
Support Argumentative Writing and Classroom Debate with Organizers
Creating and responding to cogent arguments requires that students take a position and that they understand the limitations of their own perspective.
Word Generation is a cross-content literacy program designed to teach academic language and argumentation in ELA, social studies, science, and math. The program uses compelling topics to engage adolescents in meaningful academic language development work.
This prereading guide is designed to generate interest in an upcoming lesson and force students to find textual support for information. The anticipation guide activates background knowledge, challenges preconceived notions, and gives students a clear purpose for reading.
Academically productive talk - w/Catherine Snow
In 2020, Reading Ways was contracted to produce a series of professional learning experiences centered on Literacy education for school and district leaders. Now awarded our second contract, Reading Ways is extending the network to school leaders, developing a second series.