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Thinking Strategies Resources

Elementary Education

Six schools in Bullitt County participated in the Thinking Strategies Institute™ in the fall of 2011.  Thinking Strategies comes from the work of the Public Education and Business Coalition out of Denver Colorado.  Thinking Strategies focuses on 8 strategies that improves student learning through a systematic approach in classroom instruction.  This process also allows teachers to truly refine their craft through pedagogical study.  The 8 strategies are:

 

  • Monitoring for Meaning
  • Activating, Utilizing and Building Background Knowledge [Schema]
  • Asking Questions
  • Drawing Inferences
  • Determining Importance
  • Creating Sensory Images
  • Synthesizing Information
  • Problem Solving

The six schools trained in the fall of 2011 are:  Pleasant Grove Elementary, Mt. Washington Elementary, Eastside Middle, Maryville Elementary, Overdale Elementary, and Zoneton Middle.  Schools set for training in the fall of 2012 are:  Bernheim Middle, Lebanon Junction Elementary, Cedar Grove Elementary, Freedom Elementary, Brooks Elementary, and Hebron Middle.

 


Conferring:

Conferring Podcast with Patrick Allen

The Difference Between Conferring and Touching Base

Conferring with Young Children on Poetry

 


Reader's Workshop/Workshop Model:

http://reading.leesummit.k12.mo.us/readersworkshop.htm – A Fantastic site for resources and ideas to go along with reading workshop and the thinking strategies

http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2009/10/reading-workshop.html Reading Workshop 5 minute video