What is Persuasive Writing?

What is Persuasive Writing?

What is persuasive writing?
Persuasive writing is a written form of an oral debate and can be a fun and interesting style of writing for students to use.
Persuasive writing is used to convince or persuade a reader that the writer’s opinion of a topic or cause is correct. When writing persuasive essays students need to […]

Interventions to Improve Comprehension Skills

Interventions to Improve Comprehension Skills

Use these simple reading techniques to improve comprehension skills.
The ability to comprehend or understand what one reads or hears is an extremely important skill to develop for both education and life after school. The ability to read has no value if the read passage cannot be comprehended or understood. When children begin to learn to […]

Examine and Evaluate Student Work Consistently and Fairly

Examine and Evaluate Student Work Consistently and Fairly

 
Follow these guidelines to evaluate student work fairly and effectively…
Evaluation is an integral part of educating students as it determines whether or not the goals of education are being met. Teachers and parents use test scores and feedback to gauge a student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. Communities rely on these scores and feedback to judge […]

Promote Co-operative Learning in the Classroom

Promote Co-operative Learning in the Classroom

Help students learn from each other and gain interpersonal skills…
When students collaborate they begin to understand one another better as well as increase their subject knowledge. Although some time and planning is needed, collaborative classroom activities can make a large impact on students.
How does it work?
Students work in groups of two or more to perform […]

The Peer Assisted Learning Strategy in the Classroom

The Peer Assisted Learning Strategy in the Classroom

Use PALS to incorporate teaching and learning into activities for students. Create an atmosphere of learning that caters to every learner’s skills and abilities.
What is the Peer Assisted Learning Strategy (PALS)?
The Peer Assisted Learning Strategy (PALS) is a class-wide peer-tutoring program that addresses the different learning needs of every student. This cooperative learning technique pairs […]

Writing Strategies to Improve Student Writing

Writing Strategies to Improve Student Writing

Use the SRSD concept to choose writing strategies to enhance student writing.
Many teachers struggle with how to effectively teach specific skills. It is crucial that teachers are equipped with specific strategies that address specific skills.Being fully equipped with these teaching instructions can enhance student learning and help achieve important learning goals.
One common skill needed in […]

What is Fluency Oriented Reading Instruction?

What is Fluency Oriented Reading Instruction?

What is Fluency Oriented Reading Instruction (FORI)?
Fluency Oriented Reading Instruction is a teaching instruction that aims to improve reading among students. It is often used as a prevention strategy or a whole classroom strategy to reading. FORI focuses on oral reading competency by using many different oral-reading practices. The three main aspects of this instruction […]

One Stop Guide to Planning a Virtual Field Trip

One Stop Guide to Planning a Virtual Field Trip

Coordinate a guided exploration through the world on the web with these pre-planning tips…
Catching the attention of a diverse group of students, sustaining their interest in a subject, going beyond basic book knowledge, presenting experiences that will be etched in their memory and helping them make real-life connections – these are some of the […]

What Are Power Notes?

What Are Power Notes?

 

What Are Power Notes?
Power Notes is an organizational tool that helps students systematically organize and categorize information from any assigned topic. This writing strategy incorporates a technique of outlining where students can identify, differentiate and organize information into main ideas and supportive details.
In this strategy the ideas are given a numerical power rating such as […]

Designing Effective Writing Assignments

Designing Effective Writing Assignments

Use these concepts and tips to create effective writing assignments. Organize and structure writing assignments so that the students are clear of expectations and are set up for success.
How can teachers design effective writing assignments?
Good writing assignments can promote student learning. Engaging in writing tasks helps students to research, organize and present information while improving […]

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