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Doing What Works

Watch how a first-grade teacher uses interactive puppets and cooperative learning strategies like think-pair-share to teach her students about questioning.

Topic: Comprehension

U.S. Department of Education

This practice guide offers educators specific evidence-based recommendations for teaching writing in elementary school.

Topic: Writing

Institute of Education Sciences

This practice guide makes recommendations for teaching elementary writing and summarizes the evidence-base for each recommendation.

Topic: Writing

Tennessee Department of Education

This document outlines the high-impact teaching practices that will help Tennessee educators develop students into proficient readers, writers, and thinkers, setting them up for success in school and beyond.

Topic: Advocacy, Professional Development

Doing What Works

This overview describes phonological awareness and its importance. It emphasizes planning instruction along a sequential developmental continuum of skills, scaffolding instruction, and providing teachers with support through modeling, practice, and reflection.

Topic: Phonological Awareness

Doing What Works

This multimedia overview introduces central ideas in comprehension strategy instruction, offers some examples of specific instructional approaches, and describes the importance of text selection when teaching comprehension strategies. This recommended practice also includes three tools to support the practice.

Topic: Comprehension

Understood

Read these tips from teachers on how children can improve their spelling skills.

Topic: Writing

Reading Rockets

This short guide provides an overview of teaching transition words.

Topic: Vocabulary

The IRIS Center

Part 2 of a module on teaching vocabulary in the content areas.

Topic: Vocabulary

REL Mid-Atlantic

This handout is from a REL Mid-Atlantic webinar that provides research-based information about remotely teaching young children in pre-kindergarten to grade 3.

Topic: Partnerships, Remote Learning

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