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Nonverbal Interventions
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Sentence Parameter Prompts
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Five Tips on How to Read Successfully to Your Child
Everyone knows the importance of reading aloud to children, but it can be a daunting task for a lot of parents. Here are some pointers that can help put parents at ease and make it an enjoyable experience that both parent and child can look forward to.
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Infographic: Reinvest
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Infographic: Joy Factor
Here's an infographic to keep in your top drawer. Peek at it the next time you (or the first year teacher across the hall) could use a little classroom pick-me-up. Make these Joy Factor activities your own!
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Everyday Reading Response Template
Check out this everyday reading response template to help build student comprehension and attentiveness to critical portions of text. It’s an excellent tool for daily Close Reading. With this template students will practice some key Close Reading skills and, because it’s so easily reused every day, they’ll practice them regularly. This is important as we give students more and more opportunities to close read on their own, or “Solo” as it’s called in our forthcoming book, Reading Reconsidered (due out in February and ready for pre-order now). Download the tool by clicking on the Download button, and read more about how to use the tool in this blog post.
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Infographic: Show Me
Here’s a printable infographic to keep at your desk or at the ready (for when that new teacher next door approaches you for concrete advice)! Show Me is a powerful way to check for understanding and also: to gather data on student mastery.
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Two Infographics: STAR/SLANT and Everybody Writes
Class discussions are at their best and most effective when every student actively participates. This Grab & Go provides two infographics that breakdown the “STAR/SLANT” and ”Everybody Writes” techniques from Teach Like a Champion 2.0 – print them out and keep on your desk as a nice reminder of ways to keep your students engaged in academic content.
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6 Tips on How to Write a Definition
Crafting definitions that are both accurate and student-friendly is one of the most challenging and overlooked aspects of vocabulary instruction. This Grab and Go provides six tips to create definitions that are useful, accessible, and accurate.
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Five Tips on How to Read Successfully to Your Child
Everyone knows the importance of reading aloud to children, but it can be a daunting task for a lot of parents. Here are some pointers that can help put parents at ease and make it an enjoyable experience that both parent and child can look forward to.
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Menu of Ideas for Revising Writing
To teach students to write well and to optimize the synergies between reading and writing, it’s important to distinguish between editing and revising. Editing is the task of marking up and making improvements to a document. It includes technical errors, like capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. Revising is the process of improving writing—specifically by revising sentence structure or word choice to refine ideas. Although both are...
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Culture of Error Phrases
As Doug has described frequently in the blog and forthcoming in Chapter 2 of Teach Like a Champion 2.0, your ability to effectively Check For Understanding largely depends on whether or not, you, the teacher, have established a strong Culture of Error—an environment where students feel safe revealing and learning from their mistakes. One of the most effective ways to build this kind of culture is by intentionally planning out what you’ll say to students during your lessons—especially when they make mistakes or take academic risks.
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Make Your Academic Corrections What to Do
What to Do means giving students specific, concrete, observable directions—in sequence—to tell them What to Do, as opposed to what NOT to do. Although often used to help students meet high behavioral expectations, What to Do is also an important tool for supporting students’ academic behaviors. Use the attached worksheet to identify opportunities to clarify and sharpen your expectations for academic tasks when you see students struggling.
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100 Phrases for Narrating During Wait Time
Top teachers in high performing urban schools often use Narrated Wait Time to incent and reinforce the specific behaviors that will be most productive to their students during that time. They are teaching even while they are waiting. Here are 100 phrases written by 100 teachers and school leaders at a Teach Like a Champion workshop. Ensure you’ll use one or two of these phrases by scripting them into an upcoming lesson plan.
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