10 Effective Literacy Strategies
Sixth through Eighth Grades
The SQ3R literacy strategy helps enhance
comprehension & retention of information.
The KWL strategy lets teachers demonstrate
to students that their interests are important…
Students’ questions guide the learning, placing
the students in control of their learning.
Students are given specific duties for each role, and
the duties are reviewed and practiced during the
introductory phase of the small group participation.
In guided imagery activities, students construct an image
in their minds based on some input (e.g., a scene
described verbally by the teacher). Guided imagery
allows students to attach their own background
information to the topic at hand, thereby helping them
improve their concentration.
The Think Aloud is a literacy strategy designed to
help students monitor comprehension and direct
their thinking as they work through the problem
Look up a word from the reading that will fit in the blank spaces below. Fill in
the missing letters and read the word.
Now, complete the following sentences with the words from above. The word
numbers match the sentence numbers.
1. Red hair, blue eyes and freckles are my traits. My mother has red hair &
blue eyes. My father has red hair & freckles. I have these traits because of
The Context Puzzle strategy is a fill-in-the-
blank type vocabulary-reinforcement activity.
Students are given sentences that contain
blanks and are asked to insert the correct
Location Speed Mission
Food Chain/Web Read Slowly 1) Place examples of each kind in the
pp. 542-544 chart below:
2) What’s the difference between
a consumer & a producer?
An instructor directs students through activities
in order to accomplish specific curricular research
This concept map will help you learn the characteristics of
each of the five kingdoms.
Place the appropriate letter in front of the
characteristics listed below. Some characteristics may
apply to more than one kingdom. *Besides using the table
on the previous page, you must also refer to Chapter 9.2,
pages 180-181 of your textbook.
M Monerans Concept guides allow
Pr Protists teachers & students to
________ Includes mushrooms
organize concepts &
________ Can move about determine the
________ The most species, 1,000,000+
________ Includes molds and yeasts relationships between
________ Can photosythesize food
The Directed Reading-
Thinking Activity engages
students in a step-by-step
process that guides them
text. It is designed to
move students through
the process of reading
PARTS OF A COMPUTER
Keyboar d Mouse
Icons Taskbar Pointer = Scroll Wheel
Screen Memory Stor ag e Caps Lock Key Space Bar Key Back Space Key Arr ow =
Floppy Di sk Compact Disk
A word wall is a collection of words that can
span across the curriculum. Word Walls are
meant to be shared and to promote group
Variations on a Cybermentoring Theme: Six Literacy Projects
Involving Preservice Teachers and Students Across Grade Levels.
Gerald H. Maring, Erik W. Levey, Jason A. Schmid.
The National Research Center on English Learning & Achievement.
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