Engagement Resources

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Using the 5W and H to find Information and Write a Summary

Using the 5Ws and H to Find Information and Write a Summary

 
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Cornell Notes

Cornell Notes

 

Main Idea with Details

After students have completed their Annotations (Questions, Comments and Vocabulary), their next step is to locate the Main Idea with Details.  It is likely they have already found the Main Idea (usually the topic sentence of a paragraph) because they have (most likely) asked a question or made a comment about it.  It is also highly probable that their annotations have asked questions or made comments; therefore becoming the details.  Use this chart as a thinking placeholder for their annotations.

Main Ideas with Details

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Main Idea with Details used in a Chemistry Class

Main Idea with Details used in a Chemistry Class

 
 

 
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Blooms sentence starters

When focusing on inquiry, our students might have difficulty creating questions.  Use this resource as a way to guide them toward basic questioning eventually moving them toward critial thinking skills.

Blooms Sentence Starters


Webbs Depth of Knowledge

Like Bloom's, this resource assists our students in creating questions meant to provoke their thinking and the thinking of those around them.  

Webbs Depth of Knowledge

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Annotation

Using annotation to interact with text is crucial to comprehension.  Use this PowerPoint slide to show students how simple this can be. When reading, ask students to write pertinent Questions in the margins, make connected Comments in the margins and circle unknown Vocabulary for further discussion. Let's keep it simple and engaging!