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Teacher-Tested Strategies: Complete List
After Reading
Games
Four teachers collaborated on this activity: Brenda Jensen, Jerry Leventhal, Russell Vanderhoef, an...
General After Reading
I learned this as a "One Minute Paper." I use it in my Advanced Chemistry and Physics classes to ch...
Before Reading
Anticipation Guides
I made an anticipation guide for my chapter on nutrients. It really helped them see what was import...
Anticipation Guides
I made an anticipation guide for our chapter on nutrients. They completed the guide before reading....
Bring a Thing
I like the ";Bring a Thing"; activity. I did it in both my 9th and 10th grade English classes in th...
General Pre-Reading
Pre-viewing the text: before a reading assignment, I walk students through the text. I point out pa...
General Pre-Reading
While we were working on reading daily readings (e.g., the newspaper, bills, catalogs, maps), I wou...
General Pre-Reading
I know this is basic, but I often forget to do it. I need to ask more questions before students star...
Combinations
Graphic Organizers
In my nurse aide class, we discussed the use of graphic organizers as a strategy for both before and...
Graphic Organizers
Preparation: 1. I present a variety of graphic organizers to my students at the beginning of the co...
KWL
KWL was used with an article to introduce a new unit to electronic students. I wanted to emphasize ...
SQ3R
I passed out a handout on SQ3R to all my AM Auto Tech students. I told them I would give them extra...
SQ3R
I use SQ3R as a part of my first-day-of-class activities to introduce students to what is expected o...
During Reading
General During Reading
I used a jigsaw activity for an 8-paged article on Wm. Shakespere. Groups of four were assigned two ...
Guided Notes
I went through the chapters of our text and pulled out the information my students really needed to ...
Guided Notes
I recommend that students refer to a book titled, "What Smart Students Know,Maximum Grades, Optimum ...
Reading Guides
I have student pairs read information from tables or text with many details. They must select the 'T...
Internet
Reading Web Sites
Before we read Grendel by John Gardner, I had my students do an internet reading activity. Instead ...
Searching
This could also be categorized as pre-reading. I devised a "Shaw and Pygmalion Library Scavenger Hun...
Searching
I created a laminated poster of a large spider web with subjects and topics we're studying in each s...
Promote Reading
General Reading Promotion
I teach Integrated Mathematics II. Although I never get to the end, each year I read "The Man Who C...
General Reading Promotion
This strategy was used on the second and third days of a 3-day unit over U.S. foreign policy. I want...
General Reading Promotion
I teach two one semester classes: Introduction to Health Careers and Medical Terminology. I have dev...
General Reading Promotion
In my horticulture class, students are finding through experience the importance of reading in our s...
General Reading Promotion
Many of my ELL students don't have the access to books in their homes. In order for me to promote r...
Sustained Silent Reading
I use Sustained Silent Reading daily with every ESL Newcomers class to promote reading. Every Mon...
Sustained Silent Reading
I have tried to have students fill out the "apply SQ3R" sheets on reading from articles that they ha...
Vocabulary
General Vocabulary
My seventh graders are now reading Call of the Wild. Jack Londons vocabulary is very rich. Each c...
General Vocabulary
Some of my welding students are virtual non-readers. However, there is reading involved in this fie...
General Vocabulary
Prior to reading a new unit, students were given a group of words from the unit. They were instruct...
General Vocabulary
To promote alphabet acquisition have the students become more tactile. Two ways of doing this are: ...
General Vocabulary
It sounds so simple, but I wrote the vocabulary words on the board in front of the students. Then we...
General Vocabulary
In my pre-calculus class there is a bunch of vocabulary that is very important to my students' found...
General Vocabulary
I have used this game for vocabulary building. I call it Vocabulary Basketball. In this teacher-ma...
General Vocabulary
I teach home building technology. My students need to know technical terminology to understand buil...
General Vocabulary
I went to this site http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/to create a crossword puzzle of technic...