Doing What Works: Literacy Strategies for the Next Level will assist educators as they support students in the mastery of vocabulary, comprehension, and study skills required by the Common Core State Standards. All strategies have been carefully selected based on their ease of use, utility in terms of scaffolding, differentiation, and simplicity of format. Judy Tilton Brunner designed this key sourcebook for educators who need or want to cultivate their students' vocabulary development, reading comprehension, te taking, and general study skills. Doing What Works provides practical, effective, and research-based strategies to help students remember and understand what they read at the highest levels of cognition: layering of texts, close reading, collaborating, using a variety of sources, teaching uncommon vocabulary, and posing text-dependent. By incorporating these teaching strategies into classroom instruction, educators will teach with purpose, and students will learn with independence.
Judy Tilton Brunner serves as clinical faculty at Missouri State University in the Department of Reading, Foundations, and Technology. She is a regular presenter at national and state conferences on the topics of literacy, differentiated instruction, classroom management, school safety, and the prevention of bullying behaviors.