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Folder 2e - Teacher Supports - Instructional Strategies

Academic & Relevant Techniques & Strategies (ARTS)
This document discusses the whats, whens, whys and hows of Academic and Relevant Techniques and Strategies (ARTS). ARTS is a strategy to engage students in purposefully thinking about the responsibilities and behaviors associated with effective academic learning (Active Participation, Respect, Tenacity, and Self-Regulation).

Active Reading Rubric
This Active Reading Rubric provides teacher and student with a means of assessing students’ skills in annotating text.

ARTS Academic Behaviors
This chart provides students with reminders for each component of ARTS Academic Behaviors (Active Participation, Respect, Tenacity, and Self-Regulation).

ARTS Poster
This poster could be used to help define and teach ARTS.

Blooms - Depth of Knowledge Comparison
This one page document (by D. R, Krathwohl et al) compares the older version of Bloom’s Taxonomy, the newer version of Bloom’s Taxonomy, and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge categories.

Discourse
This document discusses the whats, whens, whys, and hows of using Discourse, a strategy students use to practice organizing their thinking in preparation for conversations and/or writing. The teacher provides scaffolds to support and maintain participation by all.

Discourse Podcast Text
This companion text to the audio podcast discusses the importance of verbal and written discourse as a means to process content and organize thinking.

Exit Slip
This document discusses the whats, whens, whys, and hows of using Exit Slips, a strategy students use to engage in reflective practice and demonstrate their understanding at the end of instructional interactions.

Frame It
This document discusses the whats, whens, whys and hows of Frame-It, a strategy the teacher uses to ready students for the day’s learning by contextualizing instruction through explicit and detailed guidance linking back to previous learning.

Front Loading Podcast Text
This companion text to the audio podcast discusses the importance of Front Loading a strategy teachers use to provide students predetermined guidance and reminders for applying necessary skills, strategies, and behaviors for success in the day’s learning. This file has related content that can be found in the RELATED CONTENT box on the right.

Front-Loading
This document discusses the whats, whens, whys and hows of Front Loading, a strategy the teacher uses to provide students predetermined guidance and reminders for applying necessary skills strategies, and behaviors to be successful in the day’s learning.

Getting Ready
This template is for students to use to prepare for the day’s learning. Students take a look at objectives and set goals for their learning.

Lesson Plan
This template provides an efficient means for daily lesson plans to accompany an LDC module.

Lesson Plan Description
This document discusses Lesson Design, a strategy teachers use to organize lessons into five sequential instructional components (Getting Ready, Bridging Conversation, Intentional Whole Group Instruction, Small Group, Individual and Independent Practice and Closing) based on the Gradual Release of Responsibility.

Metacognitive Strategies for Understanding Text
This document states and defines metacognitive strategies for comprehending text. This tool provides a visual and bulleted definition for each strategy and can be effectively used with students.

Question Prompts
This document provides question starters to gather information, to make sense of information, and to extend thinking. This resource is adapted from E. L. Achieve Discussion Cards.

Reach Core Habits
This document is a graphic representation of Reach’s Core Habits of Teaching and Learning (Language and Thinking Development, Differentiation, Student Engagement, Develop Academic Learning Behaviors, Data Analysis, Intentional Instruction). Included for each Core Habit are instructional strategies.

Rising to the Challenge: Are High School Graduates Prepared for College and
This study by Achieve, Inc., looks to recent high school graduates, college instructors and employers to answer the question of whether or not our schools are preparing our students to be college and career ready.

http://www.achieve.org/files/pollreport_0.pdf

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Sentence Frames - Reading
This file contains several reading reflection protocols to help students organize their thinking during and after active reading.

Socratic Seminars Overview
This document describes the definition, purpose, advantages, steps, rules, roles and management tips for Socratic Seminars.

Task Timeline
This document provides a sample timeline/calendar to use with an LDC module.

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