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Student Generation of Higher-Order Questions

By:  
Leah Zimmermann, M.Ed.

Posted on: January 9, 2018
Generating higher-order questions about text benefits students reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Model this skill for students and provide practice and feedback.

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Attributes of Effective Explicit Vocabulary Instruction

By:  
Leah Zimmermann, M.Ed.
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: October 31, 2017
Teaching a word through explicit vocabulary instruction involves multiple steps to ensure deeper student understanding of essential words and increased reading comprehension.

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Critical Elements of Implementing Small-Group, Skills-Based Instruction

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Iowa Reading Research Center

Posted on: September 19, 2017
The addition of quality teaching materials and support from the Iowa Reading Research Center led to common beneficial practices used by teachers across schools during implementation of small-group, skills-based literacy instruction at Sioux City Community School District.

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