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Best Practices

Increase understanding, provide motivation, and excite readers1.

Apply research based instructional practices and empower learners

Plan for Instruction

Introduce the Lesson

Guide Instruction

For example you might...

Generate interest and provide background using the power of a story heard in this Meet-the-Author Book Reading by Susan Hood.

Choose guiding questions to ensure daily comprehension targets with resources for Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

Provide instructional models using anchor and mentor text lists as models for learning targets and skills.

NOTE: For more examples, contact your Implementation and Training Specialist at

1. Works consulted:

  • Alber, Rebecca. "Defining "Best Practice" in Teaching." Edutopia. 29 May 2015. Web. 22 June 2017.
  • Knight, Jim. High-impact Instruction a Framework for Great Teaching. Thousand Oaks: Corwin, 2015. Print.
  • "Marzano 13 Teaching Best Practices." 24 Sept. 2015. Web. 22 June 2017.
  • Rosenshine, Barak. "Research-Based Strategies That All Teachers Should Know." American Educator, VOL. 36, NO. 1, 2012, pp. 12-19.
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