Resources for teachers
Classroom screen-*dice*timers*exit polls*noise level indicatorsand much moreWide variety of tageted math games
Cool Math 4 Kids Manipulatives
*base ten blocks
The Math Learning Center- Math apps
Mrs. Begay's class
Summarizing requires students to determine what is important in what they are reading and to put it into their own words. Instruction in summarizing helps students:
1. Identify or generate main ideas
2. Connect to the main or central ideas
3. eliminate unnecessary information
4. Remember what they read
Links to Summarizing Strategies
Graphic and Semantic Organizers
Graphic and Semantic Organizers help readers focus on concepts and how they are related to other concepts.
1. focus on similarities and differences
2. examine relationships
3.organize in order to write summaries
Use this graphic organizer to activate background knowledge. Have students write down words or phrases associated with a particular topic. Consider having students work with a partner or group.
This graphic organizer allows students to explore important information about a particular word or concept by identifying the definition, characteristics, examples, and non-examples.
By generating questions, students become aware of whether they can answer the questions and if they understand what they are reading. Students learn to ask themselves questions that require them to combine information from different segments of text.
This graphic organizer can help both students and teachers generate questions that range from factual to higher-level synthesis and application questions. The farther down and to the right you go, the more complex the question.
This graphic organizer allows students to record their individual responses to questions or prompts. After discussion with a partner, students can note what their partner thought. Together they can then decide what they will share with the group. It is particularly useful for brainstorming, content review, and generating responses to critical-thinking questions. Think-Pair-Shares allow students “think time” to process their own thoughts before sharing with a partner or group.
Question-Answer-Relationship or QAR Strategy
QAR encourages students to be active, strategic readers of texts. QAR outlines where information can be found "In the Text" or "In my Head." It then breaks down the actual question-answer relationships into four types: Right There, Think and Search,Author and Me, and On My Own.