Tools for Thought Graphic Organizers for Your Classroom

ISBN-10: 0325004641
ISBN-13: 9780325004648
Edition: 2002
Authors: Jim Burke
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Description: Dozens of graphic organizers and a hundred ways to use them! Jim's prepared a workbook that's a real workhorse, providing tools to spark student thinking that are both intriguing and preciseand applicable to grades 6 to 12 in all subject areas.  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.63
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 8/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Dozens of graphic organizers and a hundred ways to use them! Jim's prepared a workbook that's a real workhorse, providing tools to spark student thinking that are both intriguing and preciseand applicable to grades 6 to 12 in all subject areas. These tools range from annotations and literature circle notes to Venn diagrams and vocabulary squares. Each comes as a reproducible accompanied by: background information and theoretical foundations different ways to use each tool to help students read, write, speak, and think better a range of note-taking strategies to help students succeed in all academic classes student samples, including many from Jim's ACCESS (Academic Success) program for struggling students who want to succeed. In addition, three documents help you choose "the right tool for the job." Use Jim's suggestions to help students take better notes and improve their critical thinking. Or use his visual directory to quickly evaluate what you need for an assignment. Tools for Thought works across the spectrumhelping students with learning differences, assisting struggling readers and writers, challenging students in advanced classes.

Nancy Steineke consults nationally as a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, and literacy coach for middle and high school teachers. She specializes in content-area literacy, nonfiction writing, purposeful close reading, literature circles, and student engagement. Nancy keeps the focus on manageable teaching strategies that best benefit students. A published author and accomplished teacher, Nancy has been featured in classroom videos for Best Practice and Comprehension and Collaboration. Her groundbreaking work with book clubs and student led discussion groups is captured in her books Assessment Live! and Reading and Writing Together. A frequent collaborator with Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, they have co-authored Mini-Lessons for Literature Circles; Texts and Lessons for Content Area Reading; and Texts and Lessons for Literature. Nancy presents annually at the National Council of Teachers of English, International Reading Association, and various state conferences. She is also an Illinois Writing Project leader. Along with Harvey Daniels, Nancy has organized and led over 50 multi-day residential institutes for teachers in locations around the United States.Jim Burke is the author of numerous bestselling Heinemann titles, including the English Teacher's Companion, Fourth Edition and What's the Big Idea? The question he's always tried to answer is "How can we teach our students better?" He seeks these answers daily through his work in his own classroom at Burlingame High School in California where he still teaches after twenty years. Facing the same constraints and challenges as every other teacher, Jim shares his creative solutions in bestselling professional titles with Heinemann such as Reading Reminders and Writing Reminders as well as through Heinemann Professional Development Services. As part of his commitment to helping teachers and learning how to use the latest technologies, he founded the English Companion Ning, described by Education Week as "the world's largest English department" and winner of several Edublog Awards for Best Social Network for Education. In addition to the EC Ning, Jim offers a steady stream of recommended resources through his website (www.englishcompanion.com) and Twitter (@englishcomp) where he is ranked in the top 100 educators to follow at the top within the online English teacher community. Jim serves on several national commissions related to adolescent literacy and standards, including the Advanced Placement English Literature and Language Course and Exam Review Commission with the College Board and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) where he serves on the Content Technical Working Group, which advises PARCC on the national assessments being developed for the Common Core State Standards. In addition, he is a senior author on the Holt McDougal Harcourt Literature series. Jim has received numerous awards, including the NCTE Intellectual Freedom Award, the NCTE Conference on English Leadership Award, and the California Reading Association Hall of Fame Award. He served on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Committee on Adolescence and Young Adulthood English Language Arts Standards. Through his work in the class and on such commissions, Jim Burke seeks not only to clarify but reimagine what English should be, honoring the past even as he works with others to create the future of the discipline he loves so much. Visit his website (www.englishcompanion.com) for more information.

Acknowledgments
How to Use This Book
Introduction
The Tools
Annotations
Conversational Roundtable
Decision Tree
Episodic Notes
Idea Cards
Interactive Notes
Linear Array
Literature Circle Notes
Outline Notes
Pyramid Notes
Q Notes
Questions
Reporter's Notes
Sensory Notes
Spreadsheet Notes
Story Notes
Summary Notes
Summary Sheet
Synthesis Notes
T Notes
Target Notes
Think in Threes
Time Line Notes
Venn Diagrams
Visual Explanations
Vocabulary Squares
Appendices
Bibliography
Designing a Standards-Based Curriculum
Reproducible Tools for Classroom Use
Continuum Creator
Bookmark: Character Card
Bookmark: Core Skills
Bookmark: Reading: Think About It!
Bookmark: Literature Circle Roles
Conversational Roundtable
Decision Tree
Episodic Notes (Three-Square)
Episodic Notes (Six-Square)
Idea Cards
Interactive Notes
Linear Array
Literature Circle Notes: Overview of the Roles
Literature Circle Notes: Discussion Director
Literature Circle Notes: Illuminator
Literature Circle Notes: Illustrator
Literature Circle Notes: Connector
Literature Circle Notes: Word Watcher
Literature Circle Notes: Summarizer
Outline Notes
Speech Outline Notes
Pyramid Notes
Cornell Notes
Q Notes
Reporter's Notes
Sensory Notes
Spreadsheet Notes (Three-Column)
Spreadsheet Notes (Four-Column)
Spreadsheet Notes (Multicolumn)
Character Directory
Story Notes
Plot Notes
Summary Notes
Summary Sheet
Synthesis Notes
T Notes
Target Notes
Think in Threes
Time Line Notes
Venn Diagram (Two-Domain)
Venn Diagram (Three-Domain)
Vocabulary Squares
Index

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