Thinking Strategies for Student Achievement: Improving Learning Across the Curriculum, K-12 (2nd Revised edition)

Thinking Strategies for Student Achievement: Improving Learning Across the Curriculum, K-12 (2nd Revised edition)

By: Joyce M. Graham (author), Denise D. Nessel (author)Paperback

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'This resource provides a repertoire of high-effect comprehension strategies. It is important for classroom teachers and school leaders to be able to justify why they are using specific strategies and what the benefits are of a specific strategy. Nessel and Graham provide this justification' - W. Dorsey Hammond, Professor of Education, Salisbury University How can teachers improve students' higher level and creative thinking? The revised edition of this handbook provides strategies and sample lesson plans to help students learn to think more effectively and to raise their achievement levels. Drawing upon past and recent research, the authors discuss the importance of actively engaging all students - including those with a history of low achievement - in higher levels of thinking. The thirty specific strategies can be readily integrated into daily lesson plans.This step-by-step guide shows teachers how to: / Help students develop, refine, and extend their thinking capacities / Challenge students to creatively approach complex and unfamiliar material / Encourage students to bring their own perspective to class assignments / Provide students at all learning levels with appropriate support With its user-friendly, practical approach, this important resource should be in the hands of every teacher!

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About Author

Denise Nessel is an associate of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA), where she focuses on teaching reading and writing as thinking processes in grades K-12. She has worked as a secondary English teacher, elementary reading specialist, reading clinician, university professor, district-level curriculum supervisor, co-director of a statewide staff development project, curriculum manager at educational software companies, and consultant to schools around the country and abroad. Nessel has conducted numerous workshops and demonstration lessons for teachers and administrators and has served as a consultant and writer for educational publishers and multimedia firms. She has written several books and classroom resources for teachers and a number of articles for professional journals. Joyce M. Graham, Ph.D. is the Director of Professional Development for Scholastic RED, the professional development division of Scholastic, Inc. In this capacity, Joyce is responsible for recruiting and training consultants as well as developing and managing institutes and workshops. Before joining Scholastic, Joyce had her own educational consultant firm and worked with school districts across the country. She was a classroom teacher for over 15 years and brings her classroom experience to her work with teachers. Joyce has co-authored several books for classroom teachers. She has also served as editor for several books focusing on professional development.


Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction: Thinking--Levels, Purposes, and Contexts 1. Analogies 2. Anticipation Guide 3. Carousel Brainstorming 4. Cloze Procedure 5. Cubing 6. Directed Reading-Thinking Activity (DRTA) 7. Facts and Inferences 8. Frayer Model for Concept Development 9. Freewriting 10. Games for Thinking 11. Graphic Organizers 12. I-Search Reporting 13. Imitation Writing 14. Jigsaw 15. Journals and Learning Logs 16. Key Word Notes 17. Key Word Prediction 18. KWL 19. List Group Label 20. Notetaking 21. Paraphrasing 22. Possible Sentences 23. Read and Think Math (RAT Math) 24. Read Talk Write 25. Readers' Theater 26. Reciprocal Teaching 27. Saturation Reporting 28. Scrambled Words and Sentences 29. Think-Pair-Share 30. Writing Frames Resource: Combining Strategies--Sample Lessons Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/09/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781412938815
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781412938815
  • weight: 440
  • ISBN10: 1412938813
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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