This is a work in progress.
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Some links in the meantime:
Google books, Classroom Instruction that Works
What Works in Schools , a very large pdf file of the entire book (the original book, not Classroom Instruction that Works)
summary with activities.doc, Word document
Nine essential instructional strategies , from MiddleWeb
Show me the strategies , from Franklin County Schools
Transforming teaching through technology, organized by strategy
Instructional strategies , also with links to technology
plan guide.doc, Word document for unit planning



Activity
IN
THROUGH
OUT

Identifying similarities & differences

Identifying similarities and differences has the highest overall correlative effect on student learning (45% gain). The research shows three aspects to these strategies:
1. Students need explicit instruction on how to identify same and different.
2. Students should have the opportunity to independently practice in comparing and contrasting.
3. Nonlinguistic representation (graphs and symbols) are especially powerful.
Compare & contrast
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Classifying objects
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Pattern & attributes
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Creating metaphors, similes and analogies
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Summarizing & note-taking

For students to effectively take notes and summarize, they must be able to discriminate between essence and detail, terms and meaning, and claims and evidence.
Summarizing: students must understand information in order to delete, substitute and keep information.
Note taking: students must process information and record information in the most concise manner.
Summary frames

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Cornell notes

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Combination notes

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Reciprocal teaching

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SQ3R notes

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Cubing


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Reinforcing effort & providing recognition

Discussion goes here.
Effort & achievement chart



Homework & Practice

Discussion goes here.
Obtaining parent buy-in and feedback



Obtaining student buy-in & feedback



Tracking assignments



Nonlinguistic Representations

Discussion goes here.
Using graphic organizers



Making physical models



Drawings & pictographs



Engaging in kinesthetic activity



Cooperative Learning

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Setting Objectives & Providing Feedback

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Creating contracts



Providing teacher feedback



Providing peer feedback



Self assessment



Generating & Testing Hypotheses

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Problem solving



Historical investigation



Invention



Experimental inquiry



Cues, questions & advanced organizers

Discussion goes here.
Providing explicit cues



Questioning strategies



Expository advanced organizers



Narrative advanced organizers



Skimming



Using graphic organizers




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