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Inquiry Chart. Inquiry Charts (I-Charts) Classroom Strategies Background The Inquiry Chart (I-Chart) is a strategy that enables students to generate meaningful questions about a topic and organize their writing.

Inquiry Charts (I-Charts)

Students integrate prior knowledge or thoughts about the topic with additional information found in several sources. The I-Chart procedure is organized into three phases: (1) Planning, (2) Interacting, and (3) Integrating/Evaluating. Each phase consists of activities designed to engage students in evaluating a topic. Benefits This instructional strategy fosters critical thinking and strengthens reading skills. Create and use the strategy The teacher directs students as they begin with the planning phase of this activity. Identifying the topic, forming questions, constructing the I-Chart, and collecting materials The next step is to engage students in the interacting phase which involves: exploring prior knowledge,sharing of interesting facts, and reading and rereading. Learning Bird. Storybird - Artful Storytelling. Homepage - ReadWriteThink. Lists made easy + social + fun!

Carol Dweck: The Two Mindsets. To Teach Effective Writing, Model Effective Writing. I strive to teach my high school students the value of criticism, especially when it comes to improving their writing.

To Teach Effective Writing, Model Effective Writing

To do so, I model how criticism continues to help me become a better writer. Earlier this year, for example, I shared a draft of one of my education feature articles, which included detailed feedback from an editor at a prominent media company. I asked my classes for advice on how to address several edits, dealing with sources, transitions, terminology, and structure. A few days later, I directed my budding writers to the much-improved final draft. This easy but worthwhile activity helped more of my students feel comfortable receiving criticism, and not view it as an affront. I want my students to feel secure in the knowledge that nobody is beyond criticism (even their teacher), and that the bigger challenge is developing the good sense to acknowledge and successfully respond to feedback. Along those lines, I also offer the suggestions below about teaching writing: 1. 2.

ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues. 5 Fake Facebook templates and pages for student projects. April 16, 2011 by mrkaiser208 Facebook is the place that kids hang out after school.

5 Fake Facebook templates and pages for student projects

Heck, it’s the place many of them hang out during school. It is definitely a platform they are comfortable with communicating on. Why not use student enthusiasm for Facebook to generate learning opportunities in the classroom? I have seen several classes in the past few weeks work on Facebook projects. Science might be a little harder, but imagine students pretend that they are a part of a chemical reaction. There are several different platforms for doing Facebook projects in the classroom.

Fakebook: This online app is the best I have seen. My Fake Wall (no longer functional) This is a cool template, much like Fakebook. PowerPoint template: This page template opens in PowerPoint, but functions surprisingly as a Facebook page. MS Word template: This template is a little harder to use and doesn’t look quite as good as the others, but it is another option. Readability-Score.com - Free Online Readability Calculator - Flesch Kincaid, Gunning Fog and more ... The Lexile® Framework for Reading.

Engage Your Students in Reading - Actively Learn. Homepage - ReadWriteThink. Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel. ERB. Download This Song: ► this Vid-ee-oh!

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