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With the development of state and national achievement standards in the content areas, it is more important than ever for teachers to develop effective reading behaviors, literacy skills, and study strategies in students that will enable them to tackle increasingly complex materials.
Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning features 45 literacy skill-building strategies for middle school and high school educators that emphas ...show moreize effective learning in content contexts. Teachers will find innovative ideas for working with diverse classrooms and with students who exhibit a variety of learning needs.
Author Doug Buehl cuts to the heart of the strategies, making each readily usable for teachers outside the reading field. Expanding on the first edition of this book, which included Discussion Web, Frayer Model, K-W-L Plus, and Semantic Feature Analysis, Buehl has added
Questioning the Author History Memory Bubbles
Learning Logs Mind Mapping
Chapter Tours I-Charts
Templates Power Notes
A Strategy Index is included with each strategy, which teachers can use to quickly discern the benefits to their students. Those who want more in-depth treatment of a strategy can consult the resources listed at the end of each strategy description. The book's appendix includes blank strategy forms suitable for use with an overhead projector or for student worksheets.
The activities in this book will help teachers instill in students the skills and desire to read increasingly complex material, and provide explicit instruction in reading comprehension, which will develop students who are active, purposeful, and independent learners. ...show less
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