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Teacher Video – Multiple Ways to Experience a Text (a CCSS Unit)

As we begin a new school year, consider leveraging the following resource from http://www.teachingchannel.org on how to develop and deliver a CCSS aligned lesson on analyzing a text in multiple ways. Click here to view the video.

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Revisiting Cornell Notes: An Effective Note Taking Method

Before you say to yourself “yes I know know this stuff already” and right off this post as another, “we should all use Cornell Notes”, take the time to consider the following benefits… Cornell Notes is a research-based method for … Continue reading

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Analytical Reading Strategies

Check out this video on how to help students read more effectively and critically.  Although it is in the context of a history class, the strategy works in all content areas. More Videos Like this One: Click here for a … Continue reading

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Video Tip: How KIPP Teachers Learn to Teach Critical Thinking

The KIPP Charter schools focus heavily on teaching from a focus on critical thinking.  Teacher in these schools go through extensive training and PD on effectively integrating critical thinking activities into every aspect of their instruction. In this video we … Continue reading

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Teacher Tips: The “Dig-it” Rubric (by Mr. Scott)

Mr. Scott shares how he challenges his students to dig deep in there ability to write analytically. This activity involves, analytical writing, self reflection, peer evaluation, and. Whole group share out time. Click on the image below to download the … Continue reading

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Teaching Tips: Analytical Writing Stations (Mrs. Masters)

Mrs. Masters shares and incredible multi-day activity that she uses to help students develop and improve their ability to write analytically. Four Days Unit for Developing Analytical Writing! Day One ~ Differentiated Readings and Graphic Organizers: Students analyze different poems … Continue reading

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Ideas for Teaching Analysis in Writing

Sandy Garcia came across these tips for teaching effective analysis in the writing process. Ideas for analysis: Restate and expand the thesis into a broader statement in order to summarize the insights developed in the body of the paragraph or … Continue reading

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Design for Critical Thinking: Incredible Website with a Lot of Resources and Ideas

This website is run by the University of Texas at Austin and contains numerous ideas, activities and strategies for designing instruction that leverages critical thinking skills as the vehicle for interactive learning.  It is an incredible resource that is definitely … Continue reading

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