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Doing What Works

This sample material includes a lesson plan and discussion cards used by a third/fourth-grade teacher to help guide text discussions. The discussion cards provide cues to help students become critical thinkers before, during, and after reading the text. Watch the presentation, Using Peer Collaboration and Self-Reflection to Engage With Text, to see the lesson in action.

Topic: Comprehension

Doing What Works

This sample material includes a lesson plan, signal words, literacy cards, and graphic organizers used to help students learn about text structures. Two examples of student work are included to show how students use a Venn diagram during a classroom reading activity. View the presentation, Interactive Strategies for Teaching Nonfiction Text Structure, to see how these materials are used in the classroom.

Topic: Comprehension

Doing What Works

This "buddy talk" lesson plan includes objectives, materials, and teacher question prompts. Also included here are student worksheets for making text connections and teacher observation checklists for formative assessment. Watch the presentation, Buddy Talk, to hear a description of the lesson.

Topic: Comprehension

Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia

Use this guide to plan Tier 2 lessons that promote decoding and spelling.

Topic: General Literacy

Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia

Use this guide to plan Tier 2 phonics lessons.

Topic: Phonics

Doing What Works

High school English teacher Lori Manning uses these instructional materials to scaffold student text comprehension. Materials include a list of text comprehension questions; graphic organizers used to help students make connections and inferences; and a student example of a visualization activity used to demonstrate understanding of a text quote from a short story.

Topic: Comprehension

National Center on Intensive Interventions

This lesson on affixes and suffixes may be used to supplement reading instruction to meet student needs.

Topic: Vocabulary

National Center on Intensive Interventions

This lesson on base words and prefixes may be used to supplement reading instruction to meet student needs.

Topic: Vocabulary

National Center on Intensive Interventions

This vocabulary lesson may be used to supplement reading instruction to meet student needs.

Topic: Vocabulary

National Center on Intensive Interventions

This lesson on word features may be used to supplement reading instruction to meet student needs.

Topic: Vocabulary

National Center on Intensive Interventions

This lesson on context clues may be used to supplement reading instruction to meet student needs.

Topic: Comprehension

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