Do you have students that wildly guess at answers? This is a strategy that I use with my students to get them to defend their answers and well as teach them deductive reasoning skills. Click the image to access this free critical thinking strategy resource.
One teacher's strategy for using data to drive instruction -- this is worth a look!
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Annotating Text - This is a good reading strategy to teach when you want them to 'dig' into the passage. We use this strategy quite a bit