Using the Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Technique Grades 3 – 6 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson American Folklore: A Jigsaw Character Study Groups of students read and discuss American folklore stories, each group reading a different story. Using a jigsaw strategy, the groups compare character traits and main plot points of the stories. A diverse selection of American folk tales is used for this lesson, which is adaptable to any text set. Grades 3 – 7 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson 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. 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.
Gr 5-8 Research Guide: Introduction and Skills Menu About the Guided Inquiry research process: There are many different ways to approach research, but research is often easiest if you use a model with specific steps that can be applied to any topic you might choose. For middle school students, Baltimore County Public Schools has selected the Guided Inquiry Research Process Model. It is a highly flexible model that will help guide you through all parts of a research project.
Questioning the Text Quick tips, creative ideas, and fun activities that tap into students' end-of-year energy. We know how it is. As the days get warmer and the end of the year draws near, it's a challenge to keep the learning going and the kids' energy inside the classroom. The last few weeks of school are an intense time. 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 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.
Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions This process explicitly validates all students’ intellectual abilities.– High School History Teacher, New York The reasons behind their questions often bowl me over with their sincerity, the fact that [they] really want to know the answers because it’s important to them, or they feel it would be important for others to know.– 4th Grade Teacher, Chicago The ability to produce questions, improve questions and prioritize questions may be one of the most important—yet too often overlooked—skills that a student can acquire in their formal education. Compare & Contrast Map Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Creative Communication Frames: Discovering Similarities between Writing and Art Graphic organizers assist the development of comparative vocabulary and generate discussions of analogy and metaphor in art as students go on a real or virtual tour of an art gallery. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Teaching the Compare and Contrast Essay through Modeling
The Workshop Model: Tips and Strategies for Your Classroom Hey Y'all! I'm Ashley from over at Primary Teacherhood! I can't believe I am over here at Minds in Bloom, guest blogging for Rachel. I have to admit, this is pretty darn exciting! I'm so thankful for Rachel for this opportunity and I hope you'll learn some great tips to take to your classroom! Today, I'm here to share a few tips and strategies for using the workshop model in your classroom, across the curriculum. ERB Download This Song: ► this Vid-ee-oh! ► Peter Live Tour in Europe right now: ► Hi. My name is Nice Peter, and this is EpicLLOYD, and this is the Epic Rap Battles of History, Season 3 Finale. Building Guided Inquiry Teams for 21st-Century Learners School Library Monthly/Volume XXVI, Number 5/January 2010 Building Guided Inquiry Teams for 21st-Century Learners by Carol C.
Summarizing Strategies for Reading ComprehensionSummarizing What Is Summarizing?Summarizing is how we take larger selections of text and reduce them to their bare essentials: the gist, the key ideas, the main points that are worth noting and remembering. Webster's calls a summary the "general idea in brief form"; it's the distillation, condensation, or reduction of a larger work into its primary notions. 5 Fake Facebook templates and pages for student projects April 16, 2011 by mrkaiser208 Facebook is the place that kids hang out after school. 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.
BCPS Grade 6 Reading Research Portal Copyright 2014, Baltimore County Public Schools, all rights reserved. Created under the direction of the BCPS Office of Digital Learning in collaboration with the BCPS Office of Secondary English Language Arts by Kelly Ray, Resource Teacher - Office of Digital Learning and Anna Conner, Jeff Flynn, and Alexis Mazur, Library Media Specialists. All Guided Inquiry Design icons, language, and resources are used with permission of the authors: Kuhlthau, Carol C., Leslie .K. Maniotes, and Ann K. Caspari. 2012. Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School.