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Research shows that skilled readers use a set of learning strategies that help them make meaning from text. Into the Book provides you with tools to help elementary students learn to use these strategies in reading, the arts, and across the curriculum.

Teachers can:

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Explore the eight strategies using the menu on the left-hand side of this page.
Here's what you'll find when you click on each strategy:
Student Interactive: teacher guide for each interactive on the student Web site
Student Video: teacher guide for each Into the Book student video episode
Teacher Video: information about each Behind the Lesson professional development episode
Lessons: additional lesson plans for teaching the strategy
Books: a list of suggested books for each strategy
Research: quotes and citations to research about the strategy
Links: additional information, lesson plans and activities from other Web sites

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Download songs, posters, bookmarks and more to use in your classroom.

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Design your classroom to make it more reader-friendly; get ideas from this virtual tour of Mrs. Pingel's TV classroom.

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Try the Teacher Notebook to record your reflections in a handy electronic journal you can access from any computer.

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Join the Discussion to participate in professional conversations about reading.

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Get the video series from Public Television or on DVD to use in your classroom.
Listen to a podcast: CCBC talks to the star of the Into the Book video series.

Attention: Get Into the Book with a one-credit course from Viterbo!
Marni Pingel, teacher on the Into the Book student episodes, is instructing a one-credit course offered by Viterbo!  This course will explore all aspects of the Into the Book program, including the on-line, interactive experiences, the Behind the Lesson professional development episodes, and the Into the Book student episodes. This course also offers opportunties for the participant to think about best practices in literacy instruction and literacy blocks. Email marni@viterbo-online.com for more information.

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Get Into the Book using icons that represent the eight learning strategies

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Practice using strategies by completing the online student interactives

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Print or email their work for assessment and sharing


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