Active View of Reading Reference Sheet
This table provides the definitions of domains and components of the Active View of Reading (Duke & Cartwright, 2021).
Argumentative Claim Checklist
Students can use the three-part checklist to ensure that their argumentative claim is a strong foundation for the rest of their argumentative essay.
Assessing Student Writing
An introductory guide about using correct writing sequences (CWS) and incorrect writing sequences (IWS) as measures of student writing.
Breaking Down New Words Worksheet
Studying new words through the elements of the POSSUM acronym—phonology, orthography, syntax, semantics, understanding, and morphology—helps learners solidify their mental representations of the words. Using this worksheet, teachers can guide students through the process of analyzing words through each of these lenses.
Consonant Digraph Cards
Cards that can be printed and used as part of a lesson teaching students to read, say, and spell words that have consonant digraphs. These cards feature the consonant digraphs ch and sh.
Example Fidelity Rubric
An example of a fidelity rubric that addresses both structural and procedural fidelity at the global and lesson-specific levels. Note that this example rubric is not intended to be used as an actual fidelity rubric because it does not correspond with a specific intervention.
Example Scripted Think Aloud for Text Structure Mapping Instruction
A scripted representation of an educator modeling text structure mapping for a problem-solution text. Teaching text structure may improve comprehension.
Example Student Graph for Progress Monitoring
Teachers can use this graph to record writing goals and progress toward those goals with their students. A partially completed graph is also included to demonstrate how teachers and students can use the tool.
Explicit Vocabulary Instruction Template
Guide your thinking, organize your decisions, and create active practice activities related to explicit vocabulary instruction. This resource is divided into the five major aspects of explicit vocabulary instruction and includes guiding questions to ground your planning in evidence-based practices.
Higher-Order Questions Checklist
Students can use this checklist to classify and generate higher-order questions about a text. These types of questions require analyzing or evaluating the text or creating something new.
Important Elements of Literary Texts Anchor Chart
Students may use this anchor chart to formulate questions about important elements of literary texts.
Keyword Mnemonics Checklist
Students can use this checklist to make sure they are properly following all the components of the keyword mnemonics strategy in order to remember the definition of the target vocabulary word.
Linguistic Context Questionnaire
A supplemental resource from the Early Literacy Blueprint Initiative, teachers can use this questionnaire to plan appropriate instruction for English learners by gathering information about the student's linguistic background, the language(s) used in the home, and the literacy practices of the family.
Oral Reading Fluency Resources
This guide includes three resources that educators can use to support oral fluency development. These include a goal-setting template, an error correction procedure, and a reflection guide.
Peer Feedback Form
This form can be used for times when one or more students provides feedback for a classmate on a piece they have written.
Problem-Solution Text Structure Resources
The Problem-Soultion Text Structure Map is a graphic organizer that students can use to organize the structure of a text. This also includes a rubric for educators.
QAR Questions and Answers by Type
A guide to use when teaching students the Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) strategy to help teachers plan which questions to ask for the four question types and an answer that might be given.
Reading Interests Survey
Gain insight about your students and their reading interests by having them fill out this survey. Use the information gathered to select culturally relevant texts that students will find interesting and important.
Reading Relevance Log
Teachers can use this log to gain insight on whether or not a particular text was culturally relevant to their students. It includes yes-or-no questions and can be filled out each time students read a new text. Teachers can then use the insights gained to make decisions on whether or not to select other similar texts.
Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Anchor Chart
This anchor chart (Vanderbilt University Teaching Center, 2016) illustrates and describes the levels of the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (Anderson & Kratwohl, 2010). Both students and teachers can use this resource.
Spelling List Template
This template guides educators through the process of creating formative spelling assessments for their students.
Synthetic and Analytic Instructional Routines
Educators can use this infographic as a starting point to double check that literacy lessons at all levels of instruction integrate both synthetic and analytic practice. Synthetic and analytic practice activities are a core component of science of reading-aligned literacy instruction. Instructional routines that incorporate synthetic and analytic thinking strengthen neural pathways associated with literacy proficiency and help students process and retain literacy skills
Teacher Methods of Supporting Students' Writing
Three ways to support struggling writers through sentence framing, expanding, and combining.
What is Scope and Sequence?
This infographic provides a brief summary of what to look for in a scope and sequence for literacy instruction to gain a basic understanding of whether a curriculum provides instruction in a thorough and systematic way.
Why is it Important to Ask Good Questions? (Anchor Chart)
This anchor chart provides examples of students’ responses when asked to consider how they will use question generation inside and outside of the classroom.