Thinking Strategies for Student Achievement
Improving Learning Across the Curriculum, K-12
- Denise D. Nessel - National Urban Alliance for Effective Education
- Joyce M. Graham - Director of Professional Development, Scholastic RED
Teaching Methods & Learning Styles | Thinking Skills
How can teachers improve students' higher level and creative thinking? The revised edition of this handbook provides strategies and sample lesson plans to help students learn to think more effectively and to raise their achievement levels.
Drawing upon past and recent research, the authors discuss the importance of actively engaging all students - including those with a history of low achievement - in higher levels of thinking. The thirty specific strategies can be readily integrated into daily lesson plans.
This step-by-step guide shows teachers how to:
• Help students develop, refine, and extend their thinking capacities
• Challenge students to creatively approach complex and unfamiliar material
• Encourage students to bring their own perspective to class assignments
• Provide students at all learning levels with appropriate support
With its user-friendly, practical approach, this important resource should be in the hands of every teacher!
“Teachers at all levels will find this material useful because the text describes each strategy, explains its benefits, presents step-by-step procedures to teach each strategy, and provides suggestions for implementation."
“This book can be used at all grade levels and with any curriculum. The layout of each chapter is great, guiding teachers through the strategy without scripting."
"One of the book’s major strengths is the simple and straightforward organization of each chapter, which makes the material predictable, accessible, and easy to follow."
"This resource provides a repertoire of high-effect comprehension strategies. It is important for classroom teachers and school leaders to be able to justify why they are using specific strategies and what the benefits are of a specific strategy. Nessel and Graham provide this justification."