Critical Thinking and Literacy Strategies

Prerequisites

1. Basic computer file management knowledge, e.g. opening, saving and uploading files, creating folders
2. Scanning or saving digital photos
3. Proficiency in Word Processing

Materials

1. Internet
2. Any word processing program
3. Scanner or Digital Camera
4. Adobe Reader 10.1.01 or later required to edit and save coursework.

Professional Learning Objectives

Teachers will…
1. Use course text, provided video and guided instruction to analyze critical thinking activities in action and respond to correlating questions with 100% completion.
2. Use course text, instructional examples and provided activity template, to design and create their own critical thinking activity with 100% completion.
3. Use course text to respond to reflection questions regarding their critical thinking activity with 100% completion.
4. Use course text, guided instruction and provided template to respond to the Word Splash activity and produce an Anticipation Guide, with 100% completion.
5. Use course text, guided instruction and provided template choose to complete one of the following critical thinking experiences: Talk to the Text, Insert Notes or Reciprocal Teaching Chart with 100% completion.
6. Use course text, guided instruction and provided template to complete Open/Closed Ended activity table, produce a RAFT table and Text Reformulation chart with 100% completion.
7. Use course text and guided instruction to analyze and complete response questions regarding implementing reading strategies to support specific learning needs of students with 100% completion.

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA 1.2 Reading Informational Text
CCSS.ELA 1.3 Reading Literature
CCSS.ELA 1.4 Writing
CCSS.ELA 1.5 Speaking and Listening

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