Tools for Thought: Graphic Organizers for Your Classroom / Edition 1

Tools for Thought: Graphic Organizers for Your Classroom / Edition 1

by Jim Burke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325004641

ISBN-13: 9780325004648

Pub. Date: 08/08/2002

Publisher: Heinemann

Dozens of graphic organizers and a hundred ways to use them! Jim's prepared a workbook that's a real workhorse, providing tools to spark student thinking that are both intriguing and precise-and applicable to grades 6 to 12 in all subject areas. These tools range from annotations and literature circle notes to Venn diagrams and vocabulary squares. Each comes as a

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Dozens of graphic organizers and a hundred ways to use them! Jim's prepared a workbook that's a real workhorse, providing tools to spark student thinking that are both intriguing and precise-and applicable to grades 6 to 12 in all subject areas. These tools range from annotations and literature circle notes to Venn diagrams and vocabulary squares. Each comes as a reproducible accompanied by:

  • background information and theoretical foundations
  • different ways to use each tool to help students read, write, speak, and think better
  • a range of note-taking strategies to help students succeed in all academic classes
  • student samples, including many from Jim's ACCESS (Academic Success) program for struggling students who want to succeed.

In addition, three documents help you choose "the right tool for the job." Use Jim's suggestions to help students take better notes and improve their critical thinking. Or use his visual directory to quickly evaluate what you need for an assignment. Tools for Thought works across the spectrum-helping students with learning differences, assisting struggling readers and writers, challenging students in advanced classes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325004648
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
08/08/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
415,489
Product dimensions:
10.98(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book

Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric

Toolbox: Visual Directory of the Tools

Making Effective and Efficient Notes

Introduction: Tools for Thought

The Tools

Annotations

Conversational Roundtable

Decision Tree

Episodic Notes

Idea Cards

Interactive Notes

Linear Array

Literature Circle Notes

Outline Notes

Pyramid Notes

Q Notes

Questions

Reporter's Notes

Sensory Notes

Spreadsheet Notes

Story Notes

Summary Notes

Summary Sheet

Synthesis Notes

T Notes

Target Notes

Think in Threes

Time Line Notes

Venn Diagrams

Visual Explanations

Vocabulary Squares

Appendixes:

Bibliography

Designing Standards-Based Instruction

Continuum Creator

Reproducible Tools for Classroom Use

Reading: Think About It! (1)

Reading: Think About It! (2)

Bookmark: Character Card

Bookmark: Core Skills

Bookmark: Reading: Think About It! A

Bookmark: Reading: Think About It! B

Bookmark: Literature Circle Roles A

Bookmark: Literature Circle Roles B

Conversational Roundtable

Decision Tree

Episodic Notes (Three-Square)

Episodic Notes (Six-Square)

Idea Cards

Interactive Notes

Linear Array

Literature Circle Notes: Overview of the Roles

Literature Circle Notes: Discussion Director

Literature Circle Notes: Illuminator

Literature Circle Notes: Illustrator

Literature Circle Notes: Connector

Literature Circle Notes: Word Watcher

Literature Circle Notes: Summarizer

Outline Notes

Speech Outline Notes

Pyramid Notes

Cornell Notes

Q Notes

Reporter's Notes

Sensory Notes

Spreadsheet Notes (Three-Column)

Spreadsheet Notes (Four-Column)

Spreadsheet Notes (Multi-Column)

Character Directory

Story Notes

Plot Notes

Summary Notes

Summary Sheet

Synthesis Notes

T Notes

Target Notes

Think in Threes

Time Line Notes

Venn Diagram (Two-Domain)

Venn Diagram (Three-Domain)

Vocabulary Squares

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