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1941112072
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Practicing Skills, Strategies & Processes: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Develop Proficiency

Practicing Skills, Strategies & Processes: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Develop Proficiency

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Overview

Can your students process and respond to information quickly? Academic standards call for increased rigor, but simply raising complexity is not enough. Students need to be able to process information quickly and respond to situations with fluency and accuracy. As teachers become better at planning and providing practice sessions that build these skills, students become more adept at using new knowledge and processes swiftly and accurately. Fluent thinking is crucial for success on the SAT, ACT, and other timed testing situations. Practicing Skills, Strategies & Processes: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Develop Proficiency explores explicit techniques for mastering this crucial strategy of instructional practice. It includes: Explicit steps for implementation, Recommendations for monitoring students' ability to develop fluent thinking Adaptations for students who struggle, have special needs, or excel in learning, Examples and nonexamples from classroom practice, Common mistakes and ways to avoid them, The Essentials for Achieving Rigor series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring, and adapting instruction. Put it to practical use immediately, adopting day-to-day examples as models for application in your own classroom.



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ISBN-13: 9781941112076
Publisher: Learning Sciences
Publication date: 05/25/2015
Series: Marzano Center: Essentials for Achieving Rigor Series
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 416,818
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

About the Authors xiii

Introduction 1

Practicing Skills, Strategies, and Processes 5

Part I Guided Practice 15

Instructional Technique 1 Close Monitoring 17

Instructional Technique 2 Worked Examples 35

Instructional Technique 3 Frequent Structured Practice 49

Part II Independent Practice 65

Instructional Technique 4 Fluency Practice 67

Instructional Technique 5 Varied Practice 91

Instructional Technique 6 Practice Before Tests 103

Conclusion 113

References 115

Index 117

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