Newsela (Website) Newsela has articles for every subject area and lexile levels can be adjusted to meet various student needs. It's easy to get started using it.
Chunking (Strategy) Chunking helps students take information, especially when read, and break it apart into manageable chunks that are stated in their own words.
Good Reads (Website) Good Reads is a social media site for sharing books to read and reviews. It's a great platform for students to share their thoughts about texts they are reading and to grow a community of readers.
Crash Course (Videos) Crash Course and Crash Course kids videos offer information in a multitude of literacy modes for students to understand concepts that they are learning.
Zoom In (Routine) Zoom In teaches students how to pay close attention to details to make inferences by exposing them to portions of something they are viewing one by one.
See-Think-Wonder (Routine) This thinking routine helps students see the steps in needed for careful observation and how to use them to take next steps in the inquiry process.
Think-Puzzle-Explore (Routine) This routine is a variation of KWL (What do I know, wonder, learn) that is more inquiry based and leads students to take agency in their learning.
Claim-Support-Question (Routine) This routine works on critical thinking and comprehension skills by having students identify claims and test the validity of them.
D.I.C.E (Strategy) D.I.C.E. is an acronym for student to remember the steps of analyzing sources to be critical readers and make inferences.