NORCAL Teacher Trainers
STRATEGY OF THE MONTH
Component: Focus and Motivation
From the inquiry method approach to science
Think, predict, hypothesize
Assess and activate background knowledge
Teach revision and learning as a continuous process
Model reading and writing
Step by Step
Record students’ comments using their exact words.
Record students’ names after their comments (TK-K)
Revisit the inquiry chart often.
Use a different color marker each to you revisit.
When revisiting, ask students to site the source of their new information and record under the statement.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Listening and Speaking
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization,
punctuation, and spelling when writing.
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