GOAL 1: By the beginning of April (Q4) 2014, students will routinely use age and content appropriate literacy strategies to engage with different types of texts, as measured by student feedback and quantitative data.
GOAL 2: By May 2014, all students will spend the majority of class time engaged in quality reading, writing, and discussion in all core classes every day as measured by walk throughs.
GOAL 3: By the end of the 2013-2014, all departments and grade level course content and literacy development, builds by grade level, as defined by the CCSS and measured by curriculum maps.


What are Marzano's research-based strategies?


Richard Allington's Guidance:

Thoughts from Other Literacy Experts

  • On the Mark Teaching: A great page with lots of links to articles about reading and writing
  • Interactive Read Alouds: Read alouds are not just for the elementary classroom! This article explains what it takes to have a highly effective think aloud.
  • Fisher and Frey On this page you'll find links to many of their articles about literacy. The topics are far ranging, but all research based: student collaboration, feedback, modeling, close reading, vocabulary instruction, formative assessments, shared reading and many more.

Instructional Structures for Workshop: workshop wheel.jpg

Take a peek into a readers workshop (scroll down to video)

Overview of readers workshop (focus -- elementary; applicable to all)

Using Multiple Texts as a Possible Strategy

Text sets: What about differentiation as a key strategy? How about making sure that every student can access print that is at his/her level?

Articles or chapters

Chapter from Developing Readers in the Disciplines

The different cognitive pulls with expository and narrative text:
Reading Next: A Vision for Action and Research in Middle and High School Literacy: Alliance for Excellent Education
Perfection Learning's List of Research Based Reading Strategies: White Paper

Lists of strategies

Classroom Strategies: Before, During, After
40 Best-Practice Instructional Activities
More Reading Strategies
Doug Buehl's thoughts

Other instructional strategies:

Question the author
Reciprocal Teaching
Annotating text

Socratic seminar: article from Authentic Education, Teaching Channel: Socratic Seminar

Graphic organizers for reading comprehension
Debates about text A TC video about preparing students to debate (Focus 3-5 but applicable to all)