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How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading

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How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading (How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading http://t.co/gTiN67q9j2 via @teachthought)...
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Cornell Notes - Developing ‘College Success’ Skills for High School Students

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If teachers are going to ask their students to take notes anyway, shouldn’t we as educators use a system that is effective, helps students learn the material, and promotes deep learning?

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Graphic Organizers | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials

Graphic Organizers | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials | CALL - General Reading Comprehension Strategies | Scoop.it

One way to help make a curriculum more supportive of students and teachers is to incorporate graphic organizers. Graphic organizers come in many varieties and have been widely researched for their effectiveness in improving learning outcomes for various students.

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Get the GIST: A Summarizing Strategy for Any Content Area - ReadWriteThink

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GIST is a summarizing technique that can be used in any content area. Students will learn and apply the strategy while doing online research and writing activities on news stories.
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Examples of Formative Assessment

When incorporated into classroom practice, the formative assessment process provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are still happening.  The process serves as practice for the student and a check for understanding during the learning process.

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K-W-L: Instructional Strategies Online

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K-W-L is an introductory strategy that provides a structure for recalling what students know about a topic, noting what students want to know, and finally listing what has been learned and is yet to be learned.

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Chris 365: Day 53 - CCSS, Literacy, and Why we should begin with 10.

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This resource offers insights from a teacher on literacy standards in the content areas and comprehension strategies: "While trying to establish a strong scaffold for the cognitive stamina needed to master the skills in the Common Core Literacy Standards, I realized I was going about it all wrong." 

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Word Sort - Reading Educator

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A Word Sort is a simple small group activity. Students list key words from a reading selection. (Alternatively, the teacher may provide a list of terms prior to the reading activity.) Students identify the meaning and properties of each word and then "sort" the list into collections of words with similar features.

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Reading Nonfiction

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My colleague Bob Probst and I have been thinking a lot about nonfiction as we work on our next book which for now is titled Notice and Note for Expository Texts, the companion to our book that focu...
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Check out the note taking template that you can find on this post.

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CommonLit - Building a Reading Resource

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A work in progress,  CommonLit, is a middle school resource developed by teachers that is collecting examples of high-quality texts, and sorting them by reading level, and by themes for student discussion. 

 

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Give One, Get One

Suzanne Whisler from ESU 4 demonstrates this instructional strategy to social studies teachers.
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This can be used as an engagement strategy, or before reading to activate prior knowledge, or after reading to summarize information.

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Anticipation Guides | Classroom Strategies | AdLit.org

Anticipation Guides | Classroom Strategies | AdLit.org | CALL - General Reading Comprehension Strategies | Scoop.it

An Anticipation Guide is a strategy that is used before reading to activate students' prior knowledge and build curiosity about a new topic. Before reading a selection, students respond to several statements that challenge or support their preconceived ideas about key concepts in the text.

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Using Think-Alouds to Improve Reading Comprehension | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

Using Think-Alouds to Improve Reading Comprehension | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets | CALL - General Reading Comprehension Strategies | Scoop.it
Students need to think while they are reading. By using modeling, coached practice, and reflection, you can teach your students strategies to help them think while they read and build their comprehension.
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Effective Ways to Use the Jigsaw Strategy in Teaching

Effective Ways to Use the Jigsaw Strategy in Teaching | CALL - General Reading Comprehension Strategies | Scoop.it
Learn how to set up and use the jigsaw teaching strategy effectively in your classroom. Two different methods are given to use in your classroom. You can use one or both to enhance learning and cooperative group skills.
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Frayer Model

This graphic organizer was designed by Dorothy Frayer and her colleagues at the University of Wisconsin to provide for a thorough understanding of new words.  Students are asked to provide a Definition of the word, Facts or Characteristics of the word, Examples, and Nonexamples.

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Pre- During- Post: Reading Comprehension Strategies for Explicit Instruction > Eye On Education

Pre- During- Post: Reading Comprehension Strategies for Explicit Instruction > Eye On Education | CALL - General Reading Comprehension Strategies | Scoop.it

"One role of the literacy leadership team is to identify specific strategies to be implemented by all teachers in order to reinforce the use of the strategies with different types of texts across content areas."

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