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This chart is a great way to raise students critical thinking skills. It is a reflection form of Bloom's Taxonomy. Students work backwards by asking questions that they can then use to motivate them through their research process. Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Teaching Art, Visible Learning, Reflective Learning, Reflective Practice, Instructional Coaching, Instructional Strategies, Instructional Technology

A Taxonomy of Reflection: Critical Thinking For Students, Teachers, and Principals (Part 1)

Part I of IV. In an effort to help schools become more reflective learning environments, I’ve developed this “Taxonomy of Reflection.” – modeled on Bloom’s approach. I…

The Joy of Literacy: Teaching Tipster: Teaching Questioning to Improve Comprehension. 3 types: stop, slow, go. Reading Lessons, Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Guided Reading, Close Reading

Teaching Tipster: Teaching Questioning to Improve Comprehension

After working with my students with this reciprocal teaching framework for the past month, I realized that they need a lot more expli...

in the Classroom Texting in the Classroom - great ideas for using text messages to introduce vocabulary and upcoming learning!Texting in the Classroom - great ideas for using text messages to introduce vocabulary and upcoming learning! Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Teaching Reading, Marketing Strategies, Marketing Plan, Business Marketing, Content Marketing, Internet Marketing, Mobile Marketing

Texting in the Classroom - The Brown Bag Teacher

Our students are saturated in a world of technology. As educators there is immediate buy-in when we connections between our students’ real worlds and our classrooms. One of my favorite (free) resources to do this is called ifaketext. It allows users to create faux iPhone text conversations. The website lets you fit between 35 and...

Hello Literacy: TCRWP CA Trip - Update# 6 - Architecture of a Mini-Lesson (example with using strong emotions in personal narrative writing) Instructional Coaching, Instructional Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Writing, Teaching Tips, Writing Rubrics, Paragraph Writing, Narrative Writing, Opinion Writing

TCRWP CA Trip - Update# 6 - Architecture of a Mini-Lesson

This is Lea, one of the presenters from Teacher's College...she's an absolute nut and writing workshop super smartie! She has taught me a ton about conferring, the language to use, how to research the writer and what to say to kids in a conference "this is what it looks like to [insert teaching point here...add strong feeling words, collect seed ideas, tell a small moment across some pages], now watch me do it in my writing." She taught us the architecture of a mini-lesson, how to plan and…

DISCUSSION TABLES Pick a passage from a book you are reading {read aloud, book club book, etc.} and glue it to the center of bulletin board paper and have the students write their thoughts about the passage and respond to their classmates. Library Lessons, Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Classroom Activities, Guided Reading, Reading Comprehension, Close Reading

Tabletop Twitter - Conversations in Literacy

Tabletop Twitter: The teacher chooses a passage from a book for students to respond to. Student write their own response and then move around to respond to what another student said. Since this is a Twitter-inspired activity there is no talking and short responses.

DIFFERENTIATION: "Differentiated Instruction" practical application to the kindergarten classroom, examples, photographs, lessons + FREEBIES! Differentiated Kindergarten, Differentiated Instruction, Instructional Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Kindergarten Classroom, Literacy, Classroom Freebies, Classroom Ideas, Teaching Ideas

Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

Hello! My name is Marsha McGuire from A Differentiated Kindergarten and I'm so psyched that Mary invited me to join her 15 Days of K Celeb...

of Possible Dyslexia (Infograph) Signs of possible dyslexia. To many kids are missed diagnosed. Not every child with a learning problem is adhd.Signs of possible dyslexia. To many kids are missed diagnosed. Not every child with a learning problem is adhd. Dyslexia Strategies, Literacy Strategies, Learning Cursive, Reading Difficulties, Learning Support, Reading Intervention, School Psychology, Learning Disabilities, Lectures

Signs of possible dyslexia. To many kids are missed diagnosed. Not every child with a learning problem is adhd.

More about character traits from fifth grade « Debbie Diller Organization And Management, Teacher Organization, Teacher Tools, Teacher Hacks, Classroom Management, Teacher Resources, Teaching Ideas, Common Core Organization, Teaching Strategies

More about character traits from fifth grade

In several classrooms, students were working at literacy stations creating wanted posters. They were learning about personality traits and physical traits. Right now they’re making wanted pos…

School year curriculum mapping and planning for school year success is an essential part of being organized and making your teacher life easier. Part 3 Teacher Binder, Teacher Organization, Organized Teacher, Organizing, Organisation Ideas, Teacher Hacks, Teacher Stuff, Beginning Of School, Back To School

Getting Ready for Next Year - Freebies!

I'm the kind of person that likes to get ready for the next year before the end of this year. I know. You can call me crazy. It's ok. I understand. But it's the way I am. So what am I getting ready? Forms to send home during Meet and Greet: My Parent Survey (it's free!). I keep this in my communication folder. This is what I send home so that I can take pictures for my blog. I know it has my information on it, but if you need it for something else, then maybe you can use it as a template…

Teaching With a Mountain View: Increasing Critical Thinking Part (Question the Answer) Classroom Setup, Classroom Displays, Future Classroom, School Classroom, Teaching Reading, Teaching Tools, Teacher Resources, Learning, Teaching Ideas

Increasing Critical Thinking Part #1 (of ?)

One of my main goals this year is to up the critical thinking skills of my group of talented and gifted kids. They are so "outside the box"...