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The Literacy Triangle

50+ High-Impact Strategies to Integrate Reading, Discussing, and Writing in K–8 Classrooms

Accelerate learning with high-impact strategies. Beginning and veteran teachers alike will find insights and practices they can use immediately. No matter what content area you teach, this book will help you develop the strategic reader in every student.

Benefits

  • Learn how to incorporate the literacy triangle’s three points—reading, discussing, and writing—into instruction for any subject.
  • Cut through the conflict caused by the reading wars and gain clarity on the science behind effective, well-rounded literacy instruction.
  • Help students enjoy reading, gain comprehension, and build reading stamina.
  • Get differentiation ideas for scaffolding and enriching each strategy.
  • Discover how to engage students in opportunities for making meaning, choosing texts, and leading discussions.
  • Understand how setting a student’s purpose for reading can encourage focus, engagement, deeper conversations, and a motivation to keep reading.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: Join Us on a Journey to Improve Literacy
Part 1: Preparing for Your Journey to High-Quality Literacy Instruction
Chapter 1: Teaching Literacy Effectively
Chapter 2: Making the Right Choices for Reading, Discussing, and Writing
Chapter 3: Using the Literacy Triangle to Improve Literacy Mindsets
Part 2: Implementing the Literacy Triangle to Continue Your Journey to High-Quality Literacy Instruction
Chapter 4: Embarking on a Successful Text Journey—Before Reading
Chapter 5: Staying Focused, but Flexible, on the Text Journey—During Reading
Chapter 6: Wrapping Up a Successful Text Journey With Discussion and Writing—After Reading
Chapter 7: Celebrating the Journey—Bringing It All Together
Conclusion

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Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

Books

  • Conzemius, A. E., & O’Neill, J. (2014). The handbook for SMART school teams: Revitalizing best practices for collaboration (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Jensen, E., & Nickelsen, L. (2014). Bringing the Common Core to life in K–8 classrooms: 30 strategies to build literacy skills. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Marzano, R. J., Rogers, K., & Simms, J. A. (2015). Vocabulary for the new science standards. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Resources.
  • Nickelsen, L., & Dickson, M. (2019). Teaching with the instructional cha-chas: Four steps to make learning stick. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Novak, S., & Slattery, C. (2017). Deep discourse: A framework for cultivating student-led discussions. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • O’Neill, J., & Conzemius, A. (2006). The power of SMART goals: Using goals to improve student learning. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Simms, J. A., & Marzano, R. J. (2019). The new art and science of teaching reading. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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