Last spring the state of Illinois charged a team of reading and language arts specialists with creating four user-friendly Common Core Teaching and Learning Strategies guides as part of their Realizing Illinois project.
These guides offer teaching suggestions for each Reading Literature and Informational Text Standard using familiar instructional strategies such as Think Alouds, Reciprocal Teaching, Very Important Words, Coding the Text, Sticky Notes, QAR, Word Sorts, SQ3R, Graphic Organizers, and Jigsaw. Like the Common Core Lesson Book, these guides were designed to help educators better meet the goals of the Idaho Core Standards using best practices for reading instruction. Each strategy guide also offers suggestions for formative assessment of each standard in the classroom.
- Strategies for Reading Informational Text K-5
- Strategies for Reading Informational Text 6-12
- Strategies for Reading Literature K-5
- Strategies for Reading Literature 6-12
Is there a reading strategy you are currently using you’d like to share with others? Want to try one of these suggestions together in your classroom? Email me!