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50 Literacy Strategies for Beginning Teachers, 1-8, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Terry L. Norton, Betty L. Land

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 27, 2011

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Pre-service and in-service teachers alike will find valuable help for understanding and using research-based techniques to teach literacy skills to individuals and small groups, and to enable students to learn specific literacy competencies.


This book provides practical guidelines for using 50 strategies using step-by-step instruction before, during, and after each phase of a literacy lesson. Based on research and best practices, the guide couples the 50 strategies with authentic children’s literature as examples. An invaluable tool for lesson planning and preparing teachers to develop specific literacy competencies in learners, it provides an instructional framework for literacy lessons that views students as active participants in the construction of meaning.

Table of Contents

PART I Creating Successful Literacy Lessons

Format for Literacy Lessons

Procedures for Generalizable Teaching Strategy


PART II Word Recognition Strategies: Sight Words, Context Clues, Morphemic (Structural) Analysis, Phonic Analysis

1 Pocket Chart

2 Word Wall for Sound-Symbol Relationships

3 Modified Cloze Technique

4 Masking

5 Language Experience Approach for Sight Word Development

6 Phonograms: Hink Pinks, Hinky Pinkies, and Hinkety Pinketies

7 Word Building

8 Multiple Word Meaning Matching Game

9 Word Detective Cards

10 VAKT for Sight Word Recognition and Spelling


PART III Vocabulary Strategies

11 Semantic Feature Analysis for Narrative and Informational Text

12 Concept of Definition or Word Map

13 Thinking Tree

14 Semantic Mapping or Webbing

15 Magic Squares

16 Context Puzzles

17 Closed and Open Word Sorts

18 Concept Circles

19 Analogies

20 Frayer Model


PART IV Comprehension Strategies

21 Chaining for Time Order or for One-to-One Cause and Effect and/or Problem Solution

22 Chaining for Multiple Causes and Effects or Problem Solutions

23 Plot-Relationship Chart

24 Story Pyramid

25 Picture Walk or Text Walk

26 Readers’ Theater

27 KWL

28 SQ3R 1

29 Mapping with Guided Reading Procedure (GRP)

30 Reciprocal Questioning (ReQuest)

31 Comparison–Contrast Chart and Venn Diagram

32 Character Map

33 Character Sketch

34 The Setting Book


PART V Writing Strategies
35 All About . . . Books

36 Story Impressions

37 Rewriting a Story from Another Point of View

38 List and Five Senses Poems

39 Scamper

40 Imagery

41 Reluctant Writer

42 Innovative Text (Structured Rewriting or Patterned Writing)

43 Concept Guides with Graphic Organizers for Main Idea-Detail Relationships

44 Diamantes for Contrast Writing

45 Clerihews and Bio-Poems for Descriptive Writing

46 Letter Writing


PART VI Listening and Speaking Strategies

47 Conversational Puppets

48 Directed Listening-Thinking Activity (DL-TA)—With T-Chart

49 Echo Reading

50 Literacy Posters


Appendix: Some Recommended Literacy Websites


Children’s Literature and Textbook References

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