Reading and Writing

Reading & Writing Tools

Glossary of Instructional Strategies
Hundreds of effective strategies to try
Lots of interactive, online, and face to face strategies
Instructional Strategies for Social Studies
Useful stuff here
Literacy in Social Studies
Some useful links and tutorials
ReadingQuest: Making Sense in Social Studies
A website designed for social studies teachers who wish to more effectively engage their students with the content in their classes
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Classroom
Use these practice activities to help struggling readers with comprehension
Reading, Writing and Researching for History
Written for college kids but could be adapted for MS and HS use
Tools for Reading, Writing and Thinking
These tools should be used to help students engage in rigorous thinking, organize complex ideas, and scaffold their interactions with texts
ARCH: Assessment Resource Center for History
A framework for assessment that measures the process of historical thinking
Kathy’s Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
The Easy Essay
Tom March Thesis Builder
Hemingway App
Document-Based Document Resources

fav 1Zoom In
A free, web-based platform that helps students build literacy and historical thinking skills through “deep dives” into primary and secondary sources

fav 2SAS Curriculum Pathways Writing Navigator
The tool is a free, online suite of tools with mobile versions that provides guidance and support throughout the writing process: planning, drafting, revising, and publishing

fav 3Writing Prompts
Great resources for integrating language arts with social studies into activities that meet Common Core State Standards for writing

fav 4SHEG Lessons and Assessments aligned by grade
A new way to look at the world by resizing countries in relation to a series of global issues

fav 5HSTRY – Digital Timeline
Free onlien timeline creation tool that encourages high levels of literacy skills