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In the chart below, are various examples of strategies you can use to reinforce content literacy. Help build the chart by researching additional literacy-based strategies that enhance content literacy. Include the strategy name, description, and link. Be sure to list your name after the strategy name.

Strategy Name

Description

Link

Word Questioning (Comer)
Teaches vocabulary and promotes critical thinking.
http://www.rtsd.org/cms/lib9/PA01000218/Centricity/Domain/626/Word_Questioning.pdf
Alphaboxes
(Comer)
Encourages interaction with text. In addition, alphaboxes helps students activate prior knowledge, build vocabulary, and increase comprehension.
http://www.learningunlimitedllc.com/2014/01/12-days-literacy-alphaboxes-10-simple-strategies/
Linear Arrays/Semantic Gradations (Comer)
Depicts gradations (relationships) between words which helps students make connections and recognize shades of meanings.
http://goo.gl/0AO8Z3
Polar Opposites
(Comer)
Helps students analyze and evaluate content by rating it on a variety of dimensions
http://www.kendallhunt.com/contentarealiteracy/Articles/BeanBishop.pdf
Story Impression
(Comer)
Arouses curiosity and enables students to use clue words associated with what they are reading
http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1401&context=reading_horizons
Word/Category Sorts
(Comer)
Allows students to think critically about the vocabulary encountered
http://www.readingeducator.com/strategies/sort.htm
Anticipation Guide
(Comer)
Serves as a pre, during, and post instruction strategy. Builds on schema, promotes active reading, and encourages critical reading/thinking as well as self-assessment and reflection.
http://contentliteracy101.weebly.com/anticipation-guide.html
Carousel Brainstorming
(Kelly Carroll)
This activity engages students by allowing them to move and talk about a concept
http://www.sccresa.org/downloads/common_core/carousel_brainstorming_20110329_115403_21.pdf

Jigsaw groups (adapted from Aronson, 1978) provide students a way to build summarizing habits while also pushing them to communicate meaningful information with other students. Students in one group become experts on a portion of the text and the experts then teach text to students that did not read the text


Graphic Organizers
(Kelsea Dyer)
Graphic organizers help students organize knowledge
and see more clearly how elements in a text are related
to each other. They are great for visuals learners, as
well as for struggling learners who have problems
making abstract connections in their head. In this
context, it also provides readers another way to
organize their thoughts as they are reading.
http://contentliteracy101.weebly.com/graphic-organizers.html
Strategies that
Promote Comprehension
(Kelsea Dyer)
The following two websites are filled with strategies that
promote comprehension and content literacy. Each
strategy has a description and some of them have a link
to more examples.
http://www.readingrockets.org/article/strategies-promote-comprehension

http://www-tc.pbs.org/teacherline/courses/rdla220/docs/fisher.pdf
Learning Logs
(Jillian McGill)
Learning logs are beneficial ways students can monitor their own learning. This website allows you to understand what learning logs are and it gives examples on why we use it, how to use it, and ways to implement it.
http://info.marygrove.edu/MATblog/bid/77519/Learning-logs-are-important-literacy-tools
ABC Graffiti
(Chrissy Thomas)
It is a brainstorming activity to foster thinking about vocabulary words about a topic or concept. Students generate words or phrases for each letter of the alphabet related to the topic or theme.
https://goo.gl/bTz68F
Word Hunt (Kerri Smith)
Word hunts focus on spelling study on patterns within words. They engage students with texts they have previously read. They hunt for other words that follow the same spelling features. Word hunt activities help students make connections between spelling words and reading words. It can be used in all content areas.
Word Hunt Literacy Activity

Interactive Venn Diagram




Frayer Model
(Amanda Malott)
The Frayer Model is a graphic organizer for building student vocabulary. This technique requires students to define target vocabulary and apply their knowledge by generating examples and non-examples, giving characteristics, and/or drawing a picture to illustrate the meaning of the word. This information is placed on a chart that is divided into four sections to provide a visual representation for students.
http://www.theteachertoolkit.com/index.php/tool/frayer-model
http://www.adlit.org/strategies/22369/



Interactive Venn Diagram (Sabrina Pelfrey
Keeps students engaged, allows for collaboration, and helps students build mental maps to better understand concepts.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/2251868542844006/
Classification Chart
(Gates McCarty)
Used before and after reading. similar to a category sort, used to assist students in finding similarities and differences between the topics or categories chosen for the subject you are covering. Can be used with math, reading, science, social studies,etc.
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/curriculum/section7.pdf pg.58
Word Spokes
(Amber Mckillip)
Word Spokes help teach base words, prefixes, and suffixes.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/57843176442866166/

Word Spoke

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