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Any school interested in preparing students for learning and working in 21st century academic and job settings needs this resource to explain to teachers the new skills students need and provide teachers with tools to teach and reinforce these skills. Based on the work of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, this action tool defines what students need to know and be able to do to succeed in a world with new technologies, global communication, social networking, and the accelerated growth of knowledge. Introduce teachers to instructional strategies that help engage students in learning critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, communication, and collaboration. And provide your faculty with instructional planning tools that make it much easier and faster to design learning opportunities that integrate 21st century literacies into lessons in any subject. Teachers can then choose from 45 ready-to-use classroom tools for helping their students learn and practice the 21st century skills in daily instruction. Each tool includes step-by-step instructions, suggestions for integrating technology, and reflection questions. All tools and activities in this book can help you guide students through a variety of models and processes that allow them to make analytical thinking routine.
(ASCD Action Tool, 2011) 224 pages.
Learn how to use the Discourse and Writing Cycle, a highly effective instructional technique that takes the guessing out of the process of teaching writing across different subject areas in grades 4–12. The authors show content area teachers how the process of structured classroom discussion on a carefully chosen text, followed by writing, works in their grades—from upper elementary through high school classes in English language arts, math, science, and social studies—and provide clear models for implementation. Classroom examples and sample lessons make it easier for you to inspire students to become confident and competent writers.