ERIC Number: ED434349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
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More Than 100 Tools for Literacy in Today's Classroom. K-College.
Groeber, Joan F.
This book provides 108 activities to stimulate students to think about their own involvement in their education. Students must be able to think about and apply the information they acquire in the classroom to their lives outside of school. It presents practical information on metacognitive theory and reading and studying skills. The ready-to-use activities in the book are arranged according to preparation time: Simple Things To Do, Things That Take Effort, and For the Committed. The background portion of each activity provides the framework and purpose of the activity followed by instructions for conducting the activity. According to the book, not only do these activities inspire students to think about their own thinking, but they also help them become better readers and writers; these activities even enhance vocabulary acquisition and development and foster effective techniques for using resource materials. Also included in this comprehensive resource book are recommended assessment tools such as checklists, logs and journals, anecdotal records, and criteria-referenced tests. The book contains a wide variety of strategies for improving comprehension of fictional and nonfictional texts and for transferring life skills to the real world. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Daily Living Skills, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Literacy, Metacognition, Student Evaluation, Study Skills, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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