Bloom's Taxonomy or the order of thinking Evaluation compare and discriminate between ideas assess value of theories, presentations make choices based on reasoned argument verify value of evidence recognize subjectivity
Brain-Based Strategies Worksheet don't Grow Dentrites by Marcia L. Tate
Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites targets teachers as "growers of brain cells" and encourages them to make practical application of the findings of learning style theorists and neuroscientists.
The Daily 5
by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, The Sisters
"The Daily 5 has been practiced and refined in our own classrooms for 10 years and shared with thousands of teachers throughout the United States." The Daily 5 is a series of literacy tasks which students complete daily while the teacher meets with small groups or confers with individuals. Daily 5 develops the child's independence (self-discipline) and responsibility while respecting his learning style.
Mrs. Lee's class
Writing Workshop (first thing in the morning) must: Personal Entry (Calkin's Unit of Study)
15mn mini lessons 20mn Independent Work Time - Choices:
Writing poem writing, magnetic sentences, prompt journal, board prompt, inquiry journal, concept board Grammar must: R. W. Workbook, Editing cards TicTacToe Magnetic sentences Sentences game Computer/homepage (lessons/video+Quia+quiz) CST booklet/homepage
Vocabulary Word wall spinner game Flash cards + oral quizzing, Computer/Open Court (Online Games) TicTacToe
Spelling (must: R. W. Workbook) Flash cards + oral spelling Word Family Picture Wheels Markers & boards Speller’s choice Rubber Stamps Rhyming Words Sort & Match Sorting spelling patterns TicTacToe
MELD center (Mainstream English Language Development) Activities that help students speaking a Home Language to master Standard English. Children become aware of the rules governing their home language and how to "code switch."
Reading (afternoons) Reading to Self, Listening center, Reading together, Sight-Word Tactile Cards, Sight-Word Game, Repeated reading