Now THIS is college and career ready!
Take your kids on a carefully paced upward spiral of collaboration, with explicit coaching on how to teach the language and behaviors of working effectively together. The added bonus: Your kids will meet speaking and listening standards, while you score better on classroom-engagement rubrics. For each lesson, Web-based slides focus on one vital social-academic skill, while you refer to teaching tips in the planning guide:
- The first slides introduce the target skill
- The next slides help model the skill in action
- You co-create strategies to enhance use of the skill
- Additional slides help kids practice the skill, followed by debriefing lessons
About the Author
The author or coauthor of 18 books for teachers, Harvey Daniels, also known as “Smokey,” has been a professor, researcher, consultant, and teacher coach over his 43-year career. These days, he serves as a conference speaker, school district consultant, and demonstration teacher in schools around the U.S. and Canada. In 2012, Smokey was presented with the NCTE Exemplary Leader Award.See Smokey reveal his best-kept secret to Ellin Keene.
A longtime collaborator with Harvey “Smokey” Daniels as both a coauthor and a co-presenter, Nancy Steineke has been a full-time English teacher for more than three decades, most recently at Victor J. Andrew High School in Illinois. Nancy is the author of six other professional books and classroom collaboration is always a central strategy, whether she’s advising on literature circles, content-area writing, teaching nonfiction and fiction, or assessment. These days, Nancy’s on the road as a consultant, introducing high-engagement literacy strategies to teachers nationwide.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgmentsPart I. Social-Academic Skills: The Missing LinkChapter 1. The Problem and the Opportunity Social-Emotional Learning and Academic Engagement What's Been Missing in School Reform Why We Must Teach Social-Academic Skills Now How to Address These Problems and Seize the Opportunities All Social Skills Programs Are Not Alike Our Theory of ActionChapter 2. Theory and Research on Social-Academic Skills Training Research Base Recollections Starting With a Partner Building a Community of Acquaintance Building a Community of Respect, Inclusion, and Gratefulness Taking Personal Responsibility Teaching Interpersonal Skills Explicitly Stages of Learning Social Skills Positive Interdependence Reflection and Celebration The Bottom LineChapter 3. How to Use This Resource Overview A Guide to the Slides Structure of the Lessons Order of the Lessons The Tips Assessment and Grading Trouble-Shooting QuestionsPart II. Lessons for Building Social-Academic SkillsChapter 4. Getting Acquainted Lesson 1. Forming Partners Lesson 2. Interviewing Your Partner Lesson 3. Home Court Advantage Lesson 4. Friendliness and Support Lesson 5. Classroom Climate PostersChapter 5. Building Collaboration Skills Lesson 6. Quiet Signal Lesson 7. Using Quiet Voices Lesson 8. Asking Follow-Up Questions Lesson 9. Think-Pair-Share Lesson 10. Good Partner TraitsChapter 6. Advanced Partner Work Lesson 11. Active Listening Lesson 12. Extending Conversation Lesson 13. Expanding Acquaintance With an Appointment Clock Lesson 14. Mingle JigsawChapter 7. Moving Into Small Groups Lesson 15. Group Membership Grid Interviews Lesson 16. Sharing the Air Lesson 17. Saving the Last Word Lesson 18. Write-Arounds Lesson 19. Gallery WalkChapter 8. Ongoing Discussion Groups Lesson 20. Establishing Group Ground Rules Lesson 21. Overcoming Off-Task Triggers Lesson 22. Goal Setting for Group Improvement Lesson 23. Reinforcing Collaboration With Table Cards Lesson 24. Compliment CardsChapter 9. Arguing Agreeably Lesson 25. Text Nuggets: Finding Evidence Lesson 26. Human Continuum Lesson 27. Where Do You Stand? Lesson 28. Hearing Everyone's Ideas First Lesson 29. Arguing Both Sides Lesson 30. Civilized DisagreementChapter 10. Small-Group Projects Lesson 31. Developing an Assessment Rubric Lesson 32. Planning Group Projects Lesson 33. Keeping Individual Project Logs Lesson 34. Midcourse Corrections Lesson 35. Being an Attentive Audience MemberResources Appointment Clock Membership Grid Group Meeting Procedures Thin-Crust Cheese Pizza Rubric Project Rubric Group Work Plan Form Individual Group Member Work Plan FormReferences and Further ReadingsIndexAbout the Artist