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Classroom Organization

Explicit Instruction Poster

A printable poster of the 4 steps of explicit instruction.


Sample STAR Instructional Routines

This PDF resource offers nine STAR instructional routines collected from experienced STAR teachers across Minnesota. Each unique routine provides a snapshot of “what STAR looks like” and may offer new or different ideas for scheduling STAR classes and integrating, grouping, and moving STAR students.


Stellar Organizational Ideas

These “stellar” (meaning outstanding) ideas for organizing STAR classes were collected from participating MN STAR administrators and teachers during 2009-2010. Note: Some of the contributors’ original wording was reduced or revised for clarity and consistency.


The Value of Reading Instructional Routines

This PDF resource describes the value of instructional routines, recognizes their variability, and provides a model for regular, intentional, and effective lessons. It can be used to plan daily or weekly reading instructional routines based on students' print (alphabetics and fluency) or meaning (vocabulary and comprehension) needs.