ERIC Number: ED371828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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The Cooperative Think Tank II: Graphic Organizers To Teach Thinking in the Cooperative Classroom. K-Adult.
This book contains 12 graphic organizers to use with a technique called the "triple-agenda lesson," a single lesson or unit that integrates the graphic organizers as a tool for promoting thoughtful study of course content in a cooperative learning structure. The goal of this technique is to empower each learner to become self-directed regarding what and how to learn. Each chapter of the book covers one graphic organizer and includes instructions on how to use it in the classroom; a sidebar highlighting the purpose, vocabulary, and thinking skills employed; suggestions for testing; optional activities; topics for elementary, middle school, and secondary levels; and examples. The graphic organizers included are: (1) "The Prediction Tree"; (2) "The KWL"; (3) "The PMI"; (4) "The Information Chart"; (5) "Fat and Skinny Questions"; (6) "The T-Chart"; (7) "The Gathering Grid"; (8) "The Question Matrix"; (9) "The Scale"; (10) "The Frame"; (11) "The Problem-Solving Chart"; and (12) "The Decision Maker's Flow Chart." An invent-your-own model is also included, along with chapters on integrating organizers across the curriculum and evaluating student work. Copies of the organizers are included. Contains 23 references. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Creative Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Graphic Organizers, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Student Empowerment, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
Skylight Publishing, Inc., 200 East Wood Street, Suite 274, Palatine, IL 60067 ($15.95, plus $5 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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