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This chart is a great way to raise students critical thinking skills. It is a reflection form of Bloom's Taxonomy. Students work backwards by asking questions that they can then use to motivate them through their research process. Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Teaching Art, Visible Learning, Reflective Learning, Reflective Practice, Instructional Coaching, Instructional Strategies, Instructional Technology
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A Taxonomy of Reflection: Critical Thinking For Students, Teachers, and Principals (Part 1)

Part I of IV. In an effort to help schools become more reflective learning environments, I’ve developed this “Taxonomy of Reflection.” – modeled on Bloom’s approach. I…

The Joy of Literacy: Teaching Tipster: Teaching Questioning to Improve Comprehension. 3 types: stop, slow, go. Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Reading Resources, Reading Activities, Close Reading, Reading School, Reading Goals

Teaching Tipster: Teaching Questioning to Improve Comprehension

After working with my students with this reciprocal teaching framework for the past month, I realized that they need a lot more expli...

A poster to think about changing the way we think about learning in the classroom. Classroom Posters, Art Classroom, School Classroom, Classroom Organization, Classroom Management, Classroom Ideas, Flipped Classroom, Google Classroom, Teaching Strategies

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Workshop Wednesday: Response to Literature {FREEBIES!} Teaching students to record their thinking as they read on post it notes. Three levels of notes, and learning to "write long" in their journals from the post it notes. Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Ideas, Guided Reading, Thinking Strategies, Reading Logs
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Levels of thinking found on Post-its. Great for Reader's Notebooks!

Teacher's Guide to The Use of Blooms Taxonomy in The Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning ✿ Teaching languages / Education / eLearning / Learning Languages / Learning techniques / Learning Tips / Spanish Language ✿ Pin for later! Instructional Strategies, Instructional Design, Teaching Strategies, Instructional Technology, Instructional Coaching, Differentiated Instruction, Blooms Taxonomy Poster, Bloom's Taxonomy, Thinking Skills
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in the Classroom Texting in the Classroom - great ideas for using text messages to introduce vocabulary and upcoming learning!Texting in the Classroom - great ideas for using text messages to introduce vocabulary and upcoming learning! Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Teaching Reading, Marketing Strategies, Marketing Plan, Business Marketing, Content Marketing, Internet Marketing, Mobile Marketing

Texting in the Classroom - The Brown Bag Teacher

Our students are saturated in a world of technology. As educators there is immediate buy-in when we connections between our students’ real worlds and our classrooms. One of my favorite (free) resources to do this is called ifaketext. It allows users to create faux iPhone text conversations. The website lets you fit between 35 and...

Hello Literacy: TCRWP CA Trip - Update# 6 - Architecture of a Mini-Lesson (example with using strong emotions in personal narrative writing) 4th Grade Writing, Teaching Writing, Teaching Strategies, Teaching English, Fourth Grade, Writing Rubrics, Paragraph Writing, Narrative Writing, Opinion Writing
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TCRWP CA Trip - Update# 6 - Architecture of a Mini-Lesson

This is Lea, one of the presenters from Teacher's College...she's an absolute nut and writing workshop super smartie! She has taught me a ton about conferring, the language to use, how to research the writer and what to say to kids in a conference "this is what it looks like to [insert teaching point here...add strong feeling words, collect seed ideas, tell a small moment across some pages], now watch me do it in my writing." She taught us the architecture of a mini-lesson, how to plan and…

DISCUSSION TABLES Pick a passage from a book you are reading {read aloud, book club book, etc.} and glue it to the center of bulletin board paper and have the students write their thoughts about the passage and respond to their classmates. Reading Lessons, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Reading Groups, Close Reading, Reading Skills, Math Lessons, Spanish Lessons, Learning Spanish

Tabletop Twitter

Tabletop Twitter: The teacher chooses a passage from a book for students to respond to. Student write their own response and then move around to respond to what another student said. Since this is a Twitter-inspired activity there is no talking and short responses.

Charts, Graphs & Classroom Pictures - Jennifer Jones - Picasa Web Albums Keep these at your guided reading table and eventually use with PARTNER READING Guided Reading Questions, Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Comprehension Questions, Reading Groups, Teaching Ideas, Partner Reading
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Guided reading questions. This is totally an easy way to differentiate.

DIFFERENTIATION: "Differentiated Instruction" practical application to the kindergarten classroom, examples, photographs, lessons + FREEBIES! Differentiated Kindergarten, Differentiated Instruction, Instructional Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Kindergarten Classroom, Classroom Freebies, Classroom Ideas, Teaching Ideas, Classroom Direct
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Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

Hello! My name is Marsha McGuire from A Differentiated Kindergarten and I'm so psyched that Mary invited me to join her 15 Days of K Celeb...

Bloom's Taxonomy Classroom Posters "not just posters, but conversations". Very Straight Forward Way To Look At Critical Thinking. Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Instructional Strategies, Instructional Technology, Educational Technology, Future Classroom, School Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Flipped Classroom
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Hello Literacy Blog

...growing readers one best practice at a time!

of Possible Dyslexia (Infograph) Signs of possible dyslexia. To many kids are missed diagnosed. Not every child with a learning problem is adhd.Signs of possible dyslexia. To many kids are missed diagnosed. Not every child with a learning problem is adhd. Dyslexia Strategies, Dyslexia Activities, Dyslexia Teaching, Learning Cursive, Reading Difficulties, Learning Support, Reading Intervention, School Psychology, Learning Disabilities
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Signs of possible dyslexia. To many kids are missed diagnosed. Not every child with a learning problem is adhd.

More about character traits from fifth grade « Debbie Diller Teacher Organization, Teacher Tools, Teacher Hacks, Teacher Resources, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Writing, Teaching Strategies, Classroom Resources, Organizing
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More about character traits from fifth grade

In several classrooms, students were working at literacy stations creating wanted posters. They were learning about personality traits and physical traits. Right now they’re making wanted pos…

School year curriculum mapping and planning for school year success is an essential part of being organized and making your teacher life easier. Part 3 Beginning Of School, New School Year, Back To School, School Stuff, Middle School, Teacher Binder, Teacher Organization, Organized Teacher, Organizing
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Getting Ready for Next Year - Freebies!

I'm the kind of person that likes to get ready for the next year before the end of this year. I know. You can call me crazy. It's ok. I understand. But it's the way I am. So what am I getting ready? Forms to send home during Meet and Greet: My Parent Survey (it's free!). I keep this in my communication folder. This is what I send home so that I can take pictures for my blog. I know it has my information on it, but if you need it for something else, then maybe you can use it as a template…

Teaching With a Mountain View: Increasing Critical Thinking Part (Question the Answer) Teaching Reading, Teaching Tools, Teacher Resources, Learning, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Art, Teaching Style, Teacher Tips, Reading Skills
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Increasing Critical Thinking Part #1 (of ?) - Teaching with a Mountain View

One of my main goals this year is to up the critical thinking skills of my group of talented and gifted kids. They are so “outside the box” so much of the time, but other times they can be painfully literal! I have been brainstorming ways that I could work on that, and there are ... Read more