Instructional Strategies

This website provides information related to instructional strategies for supporting literacy goals specific to students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing literacy goals. Click on the tabs below to learn more about: 1) Language strategies, 2) Reading strategies, 3) Writing strategies, and 4) Resources.

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Language

This section provides guidelines for:

Extended strategies

  • General language instruction
  • Concept development
  • English language structures 
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Reading

This section provides reading strategies used in:

Postreading

  • Prereading
  • Reading
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Writing

This section provides writing strategies.​

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Reading Questions to Consider When Making Instructional Changes

 

These checklists provide guidance in the selection and application of promising practices with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The questions are designed to be reflective with respect to instructional strategies, student progress, and the problem-solving process. 

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Professional Development

These presentations are related to language development and reading with students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. They feature content to support teachers' and their knowledge about prereading and prereading strategies, concept and vocabulary development, and a balanced approach to instruction. 

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Avenue: Progress Monitoring Connections

Ave:PM is a software suite designed to monitor students’ literacy growth in the areas of language development (English and ASL), reading, and writing. It is linked to the instructional strategies provided on this website. This website was developed to provide teachers with strategies that support a student’s literacy goals based on Ave:PM and other formative assessment data.

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