Product ID : LA1004
“We do not teach the brain to think. We can, however, help learners organize content to facilitate more complex processing.” – David Sousa
In this course, teachers will learn how to incorporate literacy and critical thinking strategies to enhance instruction without taking away from the content. Teachers will experience how their own brains process complex questions, watch the implementation of critical thinking in the classroom and learn how to incorporate critical thinking strategies into their lesson plans. The focus will then shift to the practical pre-, during and after reading strategies that engage the learner during the reading process. Participants will also develop a frame work for supporting reading in the content areas and creating an instructional toolkit that can be used to increase student comprehension.
PROJECTS TO BE COMPLETED
- Critical Thinking Assessment
- Anticipation Guide
- Talk to the Text
- Insert Notes
- Reciprocal Teaching Chart
- RAFT document
- Online Participant Survey
- Basic computer file management knowledge, e.g. opening, saving and uploading files, creating folders
- Scanning or saving digital photos
- Proficiency in Word Processing
- Any word processing program
- Scanner or Digital Camera
- Adobe Reader 10.1.01 or later required to edit and save coursework.
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Use course text to read, compare and contrast the multiple definitions of Critical Thinking by experts in the education field in a provided assessment.
- Use the course text and provided assessment to identify critical thinkers in the classroom and strategies to help all students to think critically.
- Use the course text and provided assessment to explore and experience the pre-reading strategy: Word Splash.
- Use the course text and provided template to explore and experience the pre-reading strategy: Anticipation Guide
- Use the course text and the examples provided to explore and experience the during- reading strategy: Talk to the Text.
- Use the course text and the examples provided to explore and experience the during- reading strategy: Insert Notes.
- Use the course text, examples provided to explore and experience the during-reading strategy: Reciprocal Teaching.
- Use the course text and the examples provided to explore and experience the after- reading strategy: ReQuest
- Use the course text, examples provided, RAFT table and assessment to complete an after-reading strategy: RAFT.
- Use the course text, examples provided to complete a text-reformulation activity.
COMMON CORE STANDARDS
- CCSS.ELA 1.2 Reading Informational Text
- CCSS.ELA 1.3 Reading Literature
- CCSS.ELA 1.4 Writing
- CCSS.ELA 1.5 Speaking and Listening