6 04, 2021

Why Teach the Mathematical Practices?

2021-04-06T22:07:31+00:00

In this article, you will learn...

  • Teaching kids the skill of mathematical metacognition is the key to achieving conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.
  • Metacognition requires students to examine, externalize, and apply their thinking and is related to the concept of student ownership—a mindset that leads to elevated academic achievement.
  • Fostering metacognition requires a balance of explicit instruction, teacher modeling, student-centered exploration, and responsive coaching that helps students first learn the kinds of questions and thought processes they can apply, and then grow to use them on their own.
  • For the next eight weeks Elevated Achievement will be providing you with a metacognitive study of the 8 mathematical practices—what this thinking looks like at each grade level, a step-by-step approach to teaching each practice, and a reflection guide to support students as they “think about their thinking.”
Why Teach the Mathematical Practices?2021-04-06T22:07:31+00:00
30 03, 2021

Teach Your Students to Be Predictors of Text

2021-03-22T21:06:40+00:00

In this article, you will learn...

  • Deep learning requires deep reading.
  • To ensure accurate reading comprehension, students must move from just predicting to understanding how to use text features and information to focus on what they will read next to owning the role of predictor whenever they are accessing information from the text.
  • Making predictions with evidence while reading or listening is a reading skill that can and should be taught.
Teach Your Students to Be Predictors of Text2021-03-22T21:06:40+00:00
23 03, 2021

Teach Your Students to Be Summarizers of Text

2021-03-22T20:33:04+00:00

In this article, you will learn...

  • Deep learning requires deep reading.
  • To ensure accurate reading comprehension, students must move from just summarizing to understanding how to use key details and identify the main idea to owning the role of summarizer whenever they are accessing information from the text.
  • Determining the most important details in order to summarize a text is a reading skill that can and should be taught.
Teach Your Students to Be Summarizers of Text2021-03-22T20:33:04+00:00
16 03, 2021

Teach Your Students to Be Clarifiers of Text

2021-04-27T23:36:40+00:00

In this article, you will learn...

  • Deep learning requires deep reading.
  • To ensure accurate reading comprehension, students must move from just clarifying to understanding how to use context clues when they are confused to owning the role of clarifier whenever they are accessing information from the text.
  • Clarifying vocabulary in order to make meaning is a reading skill that can and should be taught.
Teach Your Students to Be Clarifiers of Text2021-04-27T23:36:40+00:00
9 03, 2021

Teach Your Students to Be Questioners of Text

2021-04-27T23:33:19+00:00

In this article you will learn...

  • Deep learning requires deep reading.
  • To ensure accurate reading comprehension, students must move from just questioning to understanding where to find answers to owning the role of questioner whenever they are accessing information from the text.
  • Generating questions for meaning is a reading skill that can and should be taught.
Teach Your Students to Be Questioners of Text2021-04-27T23:33:19+00:00