Teaching the resource
Teaching the resource

Easy-to-use, teacher-friendly 8-page Lesson Plans support the 3 stages of the gradual release of responsibility teaching process: model the strategy; supported practice; and independent practice.

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan 1 – Model the strategy


Begin by teaching each strategy with a modelled lesson,
where the strategy is introduced to the group or whole class.

Lesson Plan 2 – Supported practice


Follow with a Supported practice lesson where students
work with partners to practise the strategy.

Lesson Plan 3 – Independent practice


When students have mastered the strategy, they work individually on Independent practice texts, which are at three levels of difficulty.

Teaching in action

Videos featuring Dr Alison Davis using the interactive whiteboard.

Alison Davis videos

Teacher Resource Book

Further explanations and support are provided in the Teacher Resource Book. Download your free sample copy here.

Reading age of texts

Titles of texts, reading ages and text types:
Module 1, Module 2, Module 3, Module 4, Module 5
Further texts for each strategy:
Module 1, Module 2, Module 3, Module 4, Module 5
Concepts for texts for each strategy


AlphaExplore and AlphaWorld provide a range of short texts on the same topic as the texts used in this resource.

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