Thinking Strategies

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Making Thinking Visible - an excellent resource for promoting engagement and higher order thinking skills!
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How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible

Have you ever heard of using the "Tug of War" strategy with your students? I got this great idea from the book, "Making Thinking Visible" This is an AMAZING teaching resource! If you are looking for ways to promote engagement and critical thinking in your class (who isn't?!) this is definitely a must read! So, the Tug of War strategy goes like this: Present a fairness dilemma. Identify the factors that "pull" at each side of the dilemma. These are the two sides of the tug of war. Ask…

Reading Comprehension Strategies - Scholastic - This is a great resource when you're looking for explicit wording for your anchor charts.
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Using the Comprehension Strategies | Scholastic

Reading Comprehension Strategies - Scholastic - This is a great resource when you're looking for explicit wording for your anchor charts.

Teaching inference with pictures

Tell Me a Story Tuesday - Teaching with a Mountain View

I am super excited about this new feature on my blog…my sweet hubby helped me name it, and his idea was “Tell Me a Story Tuesday.” And so it is… Here is my vision… In many of my task card sets, I find pictures to use to help students practice essential reading skills in a ... Read more

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds

25 Ways to Develop 21st Century Thinkers

Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Reading Comprehension info graphic ...perfect for homework folders
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To Understand What You Read…

To Understand What You Read

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5 questions to increase engagement and critical thinking in your classroom.

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“Nice visual! MT @tombarrett: 5 simple questions to encourage student voice via @WordLib.”

A great problem solving template for word problems! This would work great for simultaneous RoundTable, then everyone is writing their own problem, then checking and solving others.

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Questions a Critical Thinker Asks
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Teach direct and indirect characterization with inspirational videos for students

Why not teach common core standards for English Language Arts using Pixar short films, Ted Talks, popular film clips for students and other inspirational video clips for students? For example, have…

Inferential Questions to Ask During Reading FREEBIE!
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Inferential Questions to Ask During Reading FREEBIE!

This is a list of inferential questions to ask during reading. These questions can be used with just about any story. Students can ask themselves inferential questions during reading to self-monitor comprehension. Use as a formal or informal assessment. Makes a great poster! Please remember to leav...

Literature Analysis Using Socratic Circles: Providing a framework for analytical creativity, Socratic Seminar nurtures deep thought through dialogue while encompassing many of the Common Core State Standards for reading, speaking, and listening. This strategy targets competence in analysis aligned with common core standards and expectations. Includes exemplars (questions) from American and world literature. Grades 9-12 $
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Socratic Seminar Lesson Plan (9-12): Literature Analysis Using Socratic Circles

Literature Analysis Using Socratic Circles: Providing a framework for analytical creativity, Socratic Seminar nurtures deep thought through dialogue while encompassing many of the Common Core State Standards for reading, speaking, and listening. This strategy targets competence in analysis aligned with common core standards and expectations. Includes exemplars (questions) from American and world literature. Grades 9-12 $

Great way to tell the differences between inferences and predictions!
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Support the five conversational skills required of students for 21st century learning: Elaborating & Clarifying, Supporting Ideas with Examples, Building On & Challenging the Ideas of Others, Paraphrasing, and Synthesizing Ideas. ($)
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Academic Conversation Prompts

Support the five conversational skills required of students for 21st century learning: Elaborating & Clarifying, Supporting Ideas with Examples, Building On & Challenging the Ideas of Others, Paraphrasing, and Synthesizing Ideas. ($)

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Characters and Settings | Book Units Teacher

If you are looking to add some high interest activities for teaching characters and settings, try using the animated shorts Geri's Game to teach reading skills.