Resource Library

Adolescent Literacy: Addressing the Needs of Students in Grades 4-12

Article
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Standards: Literature • Informational Text • Writing
"This book chapter defines adolescent literacy, summarizes what we know about the literacy skills of adolescent and adults in the U.S., and presents a review of the research on effective literacy...

Adolescent Literacy: Content Literacy and the Common Core

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Standards: Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects • Literacy in History/Social Studies
"This article for educators and administrators discusses the important role all content teachers play in improving students’ literacy skills.  The Common Core literacy standards complement the...

Effectiveness of question exploration to enhance students’ written expression of content knowledge and comprehension

Research
Standards: Literature • Informational Text • Writing
The study examined the effectiveness of the use of a Questioning Instructional Routine in combination with an instructional graphic, a Question Exploration Guide, on students’ reading and writing...

Empowering Education with Video

Article
A series of articles and resources from eSchool News highlighting the educational value and possibilities of teaching with video. Includes information on popular resources such as Khan Academy and...

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities Understand What they Read

Article
This article discusses visualization as a strategy for helping children with learning disabilities understand what they read, tips for implementation, and examples of graphic organizers appropriate...

Improving the reading comprehension of middle school students in inclusive classrooms

Research
Standards: Literature • Informational Text
The study examined the effectiveness of a direct instructional approach on middle school students’ reading comprehension. The intervention involved the use of summarization and question strategies...

Integrating Technology into the Classroom -- Part Two: Technology Supports for ELA

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This session will offer educators the opportunity to learn about how to differentiate instruction with technology-supported evidence-based English Language Arts (ELA) and math strategies, while...

Introduction to Visualizing 508 Compliant Slideshow

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Standards: Literature • Informational Text
This is a 508 compliant version of the Overview Slideshow found in the Instructional Strategy Guide for English Language Arts: Visualizing.

Middle and High School Reading Achievement: A School-Wide Approach

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"An effective, school-wide model for teaching reading should include a two-prong approach: a plan for providing reading instruction to good readers and a plan for providing reading instruction to...

National Writing Project: 30 ideas for Teaching Writing

Article
Standards: Writing • Language
30 Ideas for Teaching Writing offers successful strategies contributed by experienced writing project teachers.

Quick View: Captioning

Quick View
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Standards: Foundational Skills
Captions can provide struggling readers with additional print exposure, improving foundational reading skills. In a typical classroom, a teacher may find many students who are struggling readers,...

Quick View: Embedded Agents

Quick View
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Standards: Literature • Informational Text • Writing
Agents and tutors are the life-like characters in multimedia software and online applications that pop up on the screen to explain rules, provide hints, or prompt the user to use the program's...

Quick View: Embedded Supports to Differentiate Instruction for Struggling Students

Quick View
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Standards: Language • Literature • Informational Text • Foundational Skills
To ensure that your students are college and career ready, you may need to incorporate a variety of supports into your English Language Arts (ELA) instruction, including Universal Design for Learning...

Quick View: Using Multimedia to Support Reading Instruction

Quick View
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Standards: Literature • Informational Text • Speaking and Listening
Part of preparing students to become college and career ready involves helping them become adept at integrating and evaluating information in a variety of different media formats. To help students...

Quick View: Using Multimedia to Support Reading in Social Studies

Quick View
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Standards: Literacy in History/Social Studies • Literature • Informational Text
As students advance to upper elementary grades, there is a shift from "learning to read" to "reading to learn", particularly with regard to content-area reading in history, social studies, and...

Reading Strategies: Teaching Students to Visualize

Article
Standards: Literature
This article lists five visual, tactile and kinesthetic strategies to actively engage children in visualizing.

Research on Reading Practices

Bibliography
The PowerUp WHAT WORKS Team at the Center for Technology Implementation, has conducted extensive reviews of the literature on the teaching reading. View our bibliography for a collection of...

Teaching Comprehension and Text Structure in the Content Areas

Article
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Standards: Literature • Informational Text • Literacy in History/Social Studies • Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects
"The Common Core standards place significant emphasis on comprehension and text structure instruction for increasingly more complex text that is both narrative and informational (Common Core, 2010)....

Tech Research Brief: Supporting Reading in Social Studies

Article
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Standards: Informational Text • Literacy in History/Social Studies
The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) represent a shift in the way we approach reading instruction, particularly with regard to content-area reading in history, social...

Tech Research Brief: Using Multimedia to Support Reading Instruction

Article
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Standards: Informational Text • Literature
Preparing students to meet the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards in English Language Arts (ELA) involves helping them to become adept at integrating and evaluating information  in a...