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Welcome to Literacy Voices, where our experts share instructional strategies with teachers. You'll find practical classroom tips from real educators, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice, and tools you can use immediately.
  1. High Interest Books for Reluctant Readers

    High Interest Books for Reluctant Readers

    Any Volunteers to Read an Engineering Textbook? We are still in an interesting place in our field when it comes to student assessment and this culture of accou...
  2. How to Teach Comprehension During Shared Reading

    How to Teach Comprehension During Shared Reading

    Text is meaningful We have to explicitly teach them to come to print with the position that this text is meaningful and I, as the reader, need to interact wi...
  3. Running Records and Assessment

    Running Records and Assessment

    You know how when you play the telephone game, you start with one message and by the time you get to the last person, the message changed dramatically from the...
  4. Bilingual Language Instruction Program Models

    Bilingual Language Instruction Program Models

    Biliteracy expert Vivian Pratts outlines some of the approaches commonly used for bilingual language instruction.   Click the photo below to view the pdf &nb...
  5. Guided Reading Success: Recognizing High-Frequency Words

    Guided Reading Success: Recognizing High-Frequency Words

    The key to success for beginning readers is recognizing high-frequency words. One of the first hurdles a beginning reader must overcome when learning to read is...
  6. What Does Guided Reading Look Like at Grades 3-5?

    What Does Guided Reading Look Like at Grades 3-5?

    Guided Reading Grades 3-5 contains some of the elements of guided reading in the Primary Grades (K-2). When working with students at higher Grades (3-5) the tea...
  7. Shared Reading: The First Read, Kindergarten

    Shared Reading: The First Read, Kindergarten

    Join literacy consultant Debra Crouch as she shares a big book with a San Diego Kindergarten class. This Shared Reading Kindergarten lesson introductory session...
  8. Shared Reading: Returning to the Book, Kindergarten

    Shared Reading: Returning to the Book, Kindergarten

    In this shared reading for kindergarten follow-up lesson Debra again models her thinking and invites students to turn-and-talk several times during their second...
  9. Building Vocabulary During Shared Reading, Kindergarten

    Building Vocabulary During Shared Reading, Kindergarten

    In this installment with Debra Crouch, she and her students revisit the text to focus on vocabulary in this shared reading for kindergartners lesson —specific...

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