This “during reading” strategy enables students to generate meaningful questions about a topic and organize their writing. Students integrate prior knowledge or thoughts about the topic with additional information found in several sources. I-Charts can be used with the entire class, small groups, or individual work.
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Help students internalize and routinize their reading comprehension monitoring with this sample lesson. Learn to teach six signals that function as "comprehension repair" prompts for struggling readers.
Parents and teachers can do a lot to encourage higher order thinking (HOT). Here are some strategies to help foster children's complex thinking.
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American-born Chinese Gene Yang sits down with Chinese-born American Katherine Paterson to talk about the books that most influenced them as readers and writers.
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Automaticity is a general term that refers to any skilled and complex skill that can be performed automatically and with little attention, effort, or conscious awareness.
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