Tag: strategies

Making It Add Up for All

A fifth-grade teacher tells her class that a person mowed their entire lawn. She gives them the length and width of the hypothetical backyard and asks them what the area of the space is. More than 90% of the class is unable to answer or gets the answer incorrect. The teacher knows...

Intercultural Mediation

How shall I talk of the sea to the frog,if it has never left its pond?How shall I talk of the frost to the bird of the summerland,if it has never left the land of its birth?How shall I talk of life with the sage,if he is prisoner of his doctrine?Chung Tsu,...

Prereading: Priming the Pump

Have you ever read a book and laughed out loud? Has a book or other text ever made you cry, get angry, or feel scared? If you are reading Language Magazine, the odds are high that your answer is “yes!” While strong readers feel a wide range of emotions directly related to the type of text they are reading,...

Drawing on Ideas for Language Learners

Mark Oronzio suggests concept-mapping strategies for language learners For more than 40 years, education researchers have advocated the use of concept mapping as an effective approach to fostering higher-order thinking skills, moving students from mere knowledge acquisition to knowledge utilization and creation (Novak and Cañas, 2008). By specifying and linking...
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