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Teaching Academic Vocabulary Words
How teaching connections between words can help students master academic vocabulary.
Disciplinary Expert and Pedagogical Texts: Implications for Creating Text Sets
Using small excerpts of disciplinary expert text can help enliven disciplinary thinking in classrooms and improve text sets that are being used.
Fostering Critical Thinking: Effective Dialogue Strategies in Middle and High Schools
Classroom discussions and debates are key to developing critical thinking skills. Protocols can foster deep understanding and respectful exchange of ideas.
Area Study Organizer
The Area Study Organizer aids interdisciplinary study by integrating knowledge from cultural/social studies, geography, economics, and political studies.
Elements of Nonfiction Scavenger Hunt
Tailored for various disciplines, The Elements of Nonfiction Scavenger Hunt strategy aids comprehension, encourages engagement and text interaction.
Pre-reading, the Anticipation Guide sparks interest and challenges assumptions. After reading, it helps compare opinions to text, fostering critical thinking.
Support Argumentative Writing and Classroom Debate with Organizers
Argumentative writing is challenging for secondary students. Research analyzes middle schoolers' essays, linking connective usage to argument complexity.