Prior to Reading Strategies During Reading Strategies

Strategy: Process Notes
A strategy that helps students work through the steps and procedures for negotiating a multitude of tasks, such as solving word problems.

Benefits of this strategy:

Guides students through the steps in solving word problems

Word problems become far less intimidating

Assists students in becoming better problem-solvers

Sample (under construction) After Reading Strategies

Writing Frames

Strategy: Problem-Solving Writing Frame
This strategy allows students to explain the mathematical processes needed to solve a multiple-step problem. In addition, students provide a written explanation on the various steps needed to solve the problem. Students will synthesize all the information provided throughout the mathematical plan to produce a paragraph.

Benefits:

Incorporates writing within the content area

Provides opportunities for teachers to better understand their studentsâ€™ thinking processes

Teachers can provide precise feedback on how a student might approach a problem more effectively (serve as a conferring tool)

Prior to Reading StrategiesDuring Reading StrategiesStrategy:Process NotesA strategy that helps students work through the steps and procedures for negotiating a multitude of tasks, such as solving word problems.

Sample (under construction)

After Reading StrategiesWriting FramesStrategy:Problem-Solving Writing FrameThis strategy allows students to explain the mathematical processes needed to solve a multiple-step problem. In addition, students provide a written explanation on the various steps needed to solve the problem. Students will synthesize all the information provided throughout the mathematical plan to produce a paragraph.

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