Literacy Strategies - Overview

Monitoring for Meaning - knowing when you know, knowing when you don't know and having specific strategies for self monitoring of text.

Using and creating schema - making connections between the new and the known, building and activating background knowledge.

Overview of Schema with resources

Asking questions - generating questions before, during, and after reading that lead you deeper into the text.
Link to website about questioning with video resources
Link to Reading Lady website with questioning resources

Determining importance - deciding what matters most, what is worth remembering.

Inferring - combining background knowledge with information from the text to predict, conclude, make judgements, and interpret.

Using sensory images - creating mental both sensory and emotional images to deepen and stretch meaningn.

Overview Visualizing-Sensory images

Synthesizing - creating an evolution of meaning by combining understanding with knowledge from other text/sources.


Elementary Literacy Calendar with linked web resources:

Schema Strategy Lessons:

Visualizing Lessons

Inference Lessons

Middle School

Middle School Literacy Calendar with linked web resources:

High School

General Literacy Resources

Calendar for Literacy Strategies

Teacher Bag of Tricks for Literacy Strategies

Math Graphic Organizers

Social Studies Reading Comprehension Strategies

Reading Strategies for All Teachers

Literacy Strategies

Using and Creating Schema


Word Splash

Asking Questions


Other Questioning Lesson Ideas

Using Sensory Images

Reading Road Map

Four Block Frayer Model



Question, It Says, I Say, and So I Infer

Determining Importance

DBQ template

Story Mapping

Semantic Maps

Monitoring for Meaning

Guided Notes


Flag and Tag


Think Writing

Exit Slips
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