Monday, November 7, 2011

Trying Strategies in Journal Articles

Question: How should you attempt to try strategies with your students that you borrow from articles in journals?

1. Evaluate: “Determine which literacy strategy will best help your students to learn the concept(s) you are presenting.”

2. “Try it: Sometimes you have to modify the strategy to fit what you are teaching.”

3. “Assess: Determine how well the strategy worked…. Obtain student feedback on the strategy.”

4. “Revise. Make changes to the strategy if necessary. Try the revised strategy again with different material.”

Comment: What works with the teacher in the article, might not work for your students. A good rule of thumb is to try it on yourself first. RayS.

Title: “Collaborating to Cross the Mathematics-Literacy Divide: An Annotated Bibliography of Literacy Strategies for Mathematics Classrooms.” ES Friedland, et al. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (September 2011), 57-66.

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