SRSD—A model for training in writing strategies. SRSD (Self-Regulated Strategy Development) is a support system for teachers who want to train their students to use a new writing strategy effectively and independently. It involves 1. Developing background knowledge, 2. Discussion, 3. Modeling, 4. Support, 5. Memorization, and 6. Independent performance. Taking students through each of these steps systematically will ensure maximum retention and successful independent use.
CBM—A progress monitoring tool. CBM (Curriculum based measurement) is an assessment program in reading, writing, spelling, and math. They are easy to construct (and previously developed tools are easy to download and print), quick to administer and score, and provide reliable results that can be used for developing effective future curriculum. Visit www.easycbm.com to browse materials.