The Highest Literacy Is Understanding The Value Of A Text
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The Highest Literacy Is Understanding The Value Of A Text

contributed by Dr. Michael Ben-Chaim Students’ underachievement in reading comprehension has become a chronic, habitual, and well-documented characteristic of the nationwide system of public education.   Schools’ lack of success in this core academic competency is especially alarming in light of a decades-long growth of investment in reading comprehension research and instruction. The flagrant disproportion of…

32 Research-Based Instructional Strategies
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32 Research-Based Instructional Strategies

1. Setting Objectives 2. Reinforcing Effort/Providing Recognition 3. Cooperative Learning 4. Cues, Questions & Advance Organizers 5. Nonlinguistic Representations (see Teaching With Analogies) 6. Summarizing & Note Taking 7. Identifying Similarities and Differences 8. Generating & Testing Hypotheses 9. Instructional Planning Using the Nine Categories of Strategies 10. Rewards based on a specific performance standard (Wiersma 1992) 11. Homework…

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TeachThought University Course Overview: What Every Course Should Have One Big Idea Five (5) Supporting Ideas Activities that take roughly five hours to complete (one hour Supporting Idea/one ‘stack’ of activities per idea’) Five graded quizzes/10 questions each Five Transfer Tasks (one per Supporting Idea); These would ideally produce usable ‘things’ for classroom/professional application One…

How To Create Categories For Learning Badges
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How To Create Categories For Learning Badges

How can you help students see their own progress? And use that to motivate them? Encouragement mechanics–a kind of gamification–is one approach. And note, you needn’t make that lesson or unit feel like a ‘video game.’ That’s not gamification. Gamification is simply the application of game-like mechanics to ‘non-games.’ So here, we’d be taking a…