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Welcome to the Strategy Toolbox

If you are wondering, “How can I help my students be more effective learners?” this is the place to go.
  • Vocabulary – Many courses are dependent upon students learning course-specific vocabulary. These strategies are focused on more effective ways to build vocabulary.
  • Before Reading – Creating the right mind-set for learning is an art and a skill. These strategies help teachers set students up for more successful learning.
  • During Reading – These strategies help students become more engaged in their reading.
  • After Reading – Here are some alternatives to the traditional quiz.
  • Combinations – These strategies work with students throughout the reading process to promote better understanding.
  • Internet – This area begins to explore the unique challenges and possibilities of reading on the internet.
  • Promote Reading – While this isn’t really a strategy, here are some ideas to promote reading in your school.

While you are exploring here, please keep in mind:

  • These tools are flexible; adapt them to fit your needs.
  • The goal is to help your students become independent learners. Explain why you are using a strategy with your students, so they can begin to apply it to other situations.
  • What works for one learner may not work for another; try out several.
  • If you would like to hear how other teachers incorporated these strategies click here: Teacher-Tested Strategies.