Addressing the needs of all learners

 

The Strategic Instruction Model™ is a comprehensive, evidence-based adolescent literacy program that empowers teachers and enables students to better succeed in school and beyond.

 

Why SIM?

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  • SIM provides students with tools to solve problems independently.
  • SIM emphasizes teaching routines that allow teachers to organize and present curriculum content in straightforward, easy-to-learn ways.

Our research confirms that quality teaching materials greatly enhance teachers’ ability to provide quality instruction in their classrooms. Our long-standing commitment to and investment in developing these instructional supports—teacher manuals, student learning sheets, scoring rubrics, and technology supports—underscore the importance we place on this aspect of our work.  For more than 35 years, we have worked directly with classroom teachers to develop materials that improve the learning experience for students and the teaching experience for teachers. As a result, we have the research, success stories, and the proven track record to help school succeed in meeting the needs of their students.

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ALL NEW: TEACHING DECISION-MAKING!
A new manual to help students in teachers think about issues that may have more than one option or way to respond.  Identify an issue and possible options that could be used to respond to the issue.  Students learn to clearly state the issue, explore possible options, understand necessary background knowledge about the issue, identify and analyze reasons to support each option, evaluate, judge and rank each option, propoes compromises or alternatives and come to a decision, explainng the reasoning that led to that decision. More information

NEW MATHEMATICS MANUALS!
Check  out Multiplication with Regrouping: Standard Algorithm and Multiplication with Regrouping: Partial Products.  Available without Professional Development (downloadable PDF or coil bound manual  shop.kucrl.ku.edu).

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Payment or order information, contact orderkucrl@ku.edu, 785-864-4780.

SIM RATES STRONG FOR EVIDENCE BASED READING PROGRAMS
The  www.evidenceforessa.org website is a free database that provides useful information for education leaders and policy makers. The Strategic Instruction Model and Xtreme Reading have been cited as Strong and the Content Literacy Continuum (CLC) was cited as being Promising in the new Evidence for ESSA website Evidence for ESSA. Learn More...
 

SIM READING PROGRAMS ADDED TO INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION SCIENCES' WHAT WORKS CLEARINGHOUSE
A new report adds two Strategic Instruction Model™ reading programs to an influential national database of education interventions that have been proven effective in the classroom. The report found that Xtreme Reading and SIM Learning Strategies Curriculum, separately, have shown evidence of—in the parlance of the Institute of Education Sciences’ What Works Clearinghouse—“potentially positive effects” on reading achievement for struggling adolescent readers. The WWC rating means at least one study of each program reported statistically significant positive effects. In both cases, the level of evidence met criteria to allow the programs to be included in the What Works Clearinghouse, a first for both interventions. Learn More...

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