This is the straight-forward, no-nonsense Critical Thinking book that you’ve been looking for…
What It Is
A 100+ page lesson planning handbook for K-12 teachers that is designed on super heavy card stock paper so that you can use it again and again – it weighs 2 pounds and is not a shelf-sitting resource! The spiral bound book is designed for you to use as you lesson plan and prepare to teach your content – you can use the techniques in every content area…this is not just a literacy book! If you have a program, curriculum or run small groups, this resource will help you streamline and simplify what you teach and how you teach comprehension and critical thinking.
What’s in It
Fifteen simple routines or habits that simply and systematically teach all kids how to critically think about what they’re reading. The routines are:
How to Teach Retell/Recall
How to Teach Summarize
How to Teach Text Structure
How to Teach Theme
How to Teach Figurative Language
How to Teach Point of View
How to Teach Analysis
How to Teach Discussion
How to Teach Presentation
How to Teach Note-Taking
How to Teach Kids to Decode a Prompt
How to Teach Kids to Organize Writing
How to Teach Argument and Opinion
How to Teach Kids to Analyze Forms of Media
How to Teach Technology Skills
Each routine has grade-level specific Grab-and-Go resources that make your planning a cinch!
Grades K-2 specific resources
Grades 3-5 specific resources
Grades 6-8 specific resources
Grades 9-12 specific resources
For those implementing the Common Core, there is a Common Core Connections page that helps you determine which routines match which ELA Standards- it’s the short-cut steps to alignment that you’re looking for! If you are not implementing the Common Core, then you can just ignore this page – this is not a Common Core book!
I Am Ready to Teach My Students How to Critically Think About Text!
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