Thinking Strategies for Student Achievement: Improving Learning Across the Curriculum, K-12 / Edition 2

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This revised edition offers 30 specific strategies, readily integrated into daily lesson plans, to help K-12 students extend their thinking capabilities and raise their achievement levels.

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Editorial Reviews

Leonard J. Villanueva
“Teachers at all levels will find this material useful because the text describes each strategy, explains its benefits, presents step-by-step procedures to teach each strategy, and provides suggestions for implementation."
Kael Sagheer
“This book can be used at all grade levels and with any curriculum. The layout of each chapter is great, guiding teachers through the strategy without scripting."
Patty McGee
"One of the book’s major strengths is the simple and straightforward organization of each chapter, which makes the material predictable, accessible, and easy to follow."
W. Dorsey Hammond

"This resource provides a repertoire of high-effect comprehension strategies. It is important for classroom teachers and school leaders to be able to justify why they are using specific strategies and what the benefits are of a specific strategy. Nessel and Graham provide this justification."

Patty Mc Gee
"One of the book’s major strengths is the simple and straightforward organization of each chapter, which makes the material predictable, accessible, and easy to follow."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412938815
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 1,100,668
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Denise Nessel is an associate of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA), where she focuses on teaching reading and writing as thinking processes in grades K-12. She has worked as a secondary English teacher, elementary reading specialist, reading clinician, university professor, district-level curriculum supervisor, co-director of a statewide staff development project, curriculum manager at educational software companies, and consultant to schools around the country and abroad. Nessel has conducted numerous workshops and demonstration lessons for teachers and administrators and has served as a consultant and writer for educational publishers and multimedia firms. She has written several books and classroom resources for teachers and a number of articles for professional journals.

Joyce M. Graham, Ph.D. is the Director of Professional Development for Scholastic RED, the professional development division of Scholastic, Inc. In this capacity, Joyce is responsible for recruiting and training consultants as well as developing and managing institutes and workshops. Before joining Scholastic, Joyce had her own educational consultant firm and worked with school districts across the country. She was a classroom teacher for over 15 years and brings her classroom experience to her work with teachers. Joyce has co-authored several books for classroom teachers. She has also served as editor for several books focusing on professional development.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
Introduction: Thinking--Levels, Purposes, and Contexts
1. Analogies
2. Anticipation Guide
3. Carousel Brainstorming
4. Cloze Procedure
5. Cubing
6. Directed Reading-Thinking Activity (DRTA)
7. Facts and Inferences
8. Frayer Model for Concept Development
9. Freewriting
10. Games for Thinking
11. Graphic Organizers
12. I-Search Reporting
13. Imitation Writing
14. Jigsaw
15. Journals and Learning Logs
16. Key Word Notes
17. Key Word Prediction
18. KWL
19. List Group Label
20. Notetaking
21. Paraphrasing
22. Possible Sentences
23. Read and Think Math (RAT Math)
24. Read Talk Write
25. Readers' Theater
26. Reciprocal Teaching
27. Saturation Reporting
28. Scrambled Words and Sentences
29. Think-Pair-Share
30. Writing Frames
Resource: Combining Strategies--Sample Lessons
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