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Table of Contents

About PCG Education xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

PART 1: Overview of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy and the Related Instructional Shifts 6

Introduction to the CCSS ELA & Literacy 6

Instructional Shifts Required by the CCSS ELA & Literacy 8

Key Elements in the Standards and Shifts 11

PART 2: Selecting the Right Tools for Maximum Learning 17

Content Teachers Are Key to Supporting Students to Become Better Readers, Writers, and Thinkers 17

Why Thinkquiry Tools Work with Students in Grades 4-12 18

The Literacy Demands of Diff erent Content Areas 23

The Connection between Vocabulary Development and Reading Comprehension 25

Tips for Using Thinkquiry Tools in Your Classroom 28

Designing Lesson Plans That Increase Content Learning 34

Evaluating Classroom Practice 38

Notes 43

Part 3: Laying the Foundation before Reading/Learning 44

Introduction 44

Knowledge Rating Guide 46

Knowledge Rating Guide Template 48

Knowledge Rating Guide Content Examples 49

Frayer Model 55

Frayer Model Example 56

Frayer Model Template 57

Frayer Model Content Examples 58

Triple-Entry Vocabulary Journal 59

Triple-Entry Vocabulary Journal Template 61

Triple-Entry Vocabulary Journal Content Examples 62

Word Sort 69

Word Sort Template 71

Word Sort Content Examples 72

Word Analysis 74

Word Analysis Template 76

Word Analysis-Frequent Affixes and Roots 77

Common Greek and Latin Roots in English 78

KWL Plus 80

KWL Plus Template 82

KWL Plus Content Examples 83

Quick Write 86

Quick Write Content Examples 88

Partner/Small Group Vocabulary Preview 89

Partner/Small Group Vocabulary Preview Template 91

Interactive Word Wall 93

Interactive Word Wall Planning Template 95

Interactive Word Wall Content Examples 97

Chapter Preview/Tour 101

Chapter Preview/Tour Template 102

Chapter Preview Content Examples 104

Anticipation/Reaction Guide 105

Anticipation/Reaction Guide Template 107

Anticipation/Reaction Guide Content Examples 108

Use of Triple-Entry Vocabulary Journal in a High School Science Classroom 109

PART 4: Building New Knowledge during Reading/Learning 112

Introduction 112

Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) 114

Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) Content Examples 116

Coding/Comprehension Monitoring 124

Coding/Comprehension Monitoring Template 126

Coding Content Examples 127

Two-Column Note Taking 133

Two-Column Note-Taking Template 135

Two-Column Note-Taking Content Examples 136

Question the Author (QtA) 143

Question the Author (QtA) Template 145

Question the Author (QtA) Content Examples 146

Analytic Graphic Organizers 147

Analytic Graphic Organizers for Vocabulary Development 150

Analytic Graphic Organizers for Patterns and Relationships 151

Analytic Graphic Organizers Content Examples 152

Semantic Feature Analysis 160

Semantic Feature Analysis Template 162

Semantic Feature Analysis Content Examples 163

Discussion Web (Social Studies) 164

Discussion Web Template 166

Discussion Web Content Examples 167

Proposition/Support Outline (Science) 168

Proposition/Support Outline Template 170

Proposition/Support Outline Content Examples 171

Inference Notes Wheel (English Language Arts) 172

Inference Notes Wheel Template 174

Inference Notes Wheel Content Examples 176

Think-Pair-Share 177

Think-Pair-Share Template 178

Think-Pair-Share Content Examples 179

Reciprocal Teaching 181

Reciprocal Teaching Template 183

Reciprocal Teaching Content Examples 184

Paired Reading 185

Paired Reading Content Examples 187

Critical Thinking Cue Questions 188

Critical Thinking Cue Questions Content Examples 193

Use of Coding/Comprehension Monitoring in an Elementary Social Studies Classroom 194

PART 5: Expanding and Deepening Understanding after Reading/Learning 197

Introduction 197

Role-Audience-Format-Topic (RAFT) 199

Role-Audience-Format-Topic (RAFT) Template 201

Role-Audience-Format-Topic (RAFT) Content Examples 202

Sum It Up 204

Sum It Up Template 206

Sum It Up Content Examples 207

Picture This! 210

Picture This! Template 212

Picture This! Content Examples 213

Save the Last Word for Me 214

Save the Last Word for Me Template 216

Save the Last Word for Me Content Examples 217

Give One, Get One, Move On 219

Give One, Get One, Move On Template 221

Give One, Get One, Move On Content Examples 222

Jigsaw 225

Jigsaw Template 227

Jigsaw Content Examples 228

Group Summarizing 229

Group Summarizing Template 231

Group Summarizing Content Examples 233

Problematic Situation 234

Problematic Situation Content Examples 236

Use of Sum It Up in an Elementary Mathematics Classroom 238

Use of Save the Last Word for Me in a Middle School English Classroom 240

References 243

Additional Resources 246

About the Author

PCG Education, a division of Public Consulting Group (PCG), provides instructional and management services and technologies to schools, school districts, and state education agencies across the United States and internationally.

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