Strategic Thinking (Video)

Reading and Responding, Grades 4-8

Nothing matters more than kids' thinking. As teachers, we want to honor kids' thinking and teach them to become critical, thoughtful, independent readers. To help them turn thinking into meaning and to understand what they read, students need an arsenal of strategies to navigate and synthesize text. And they need to know when, where, and how, to use these strategies.

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Nothing matters more than kids' thinking. As teachers, we want to honor kids' thinking and teach them to become critical, thoughtful, independent readers. To help them turn thinking into meaning and to understand what they read, students need an arsenal of strategies to navigate and synthesize text. And they need to know when, where, and how, to use these strategies.

Strategic Thinking builds on the comprehension instruction in Strategies That Work and Strategy In...read more

About the Author(s)

Stephanie Harvey is a regular presenter and keynote speaker at conferences. She speaks on reading comprehension; active literacy; nonfiction reading; writing and research; inquiry based learning; reading and writing workshop; and the role of passion, wonder, and engagement in teaching and learning. 

Anne Goudvis has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, and adjunct professor of reading and social studies. For the past ten years, she has worked at the Denver-based Public Education and Business Coalition as a staff developer and co-director of the Library Power project, a national initiative to improve teaching and learning in libraries and classrooms.

Table of Contents

Tape 1: Inferring Themes in Fiction, Part One (31:28)

  • Day 1
  • Planning the Lesson 0:00-2:26 (2:26)
  • Setting the Stage by Activating Background Knowledge 9:10-12:18 (3:08)
  • Modeling the Inner Conversation 12:18-21:54 (9:36)
  • Engaging Students in Guided Practice 21:54-24:30 (3:24)
  • Responding in Small Groups 24:30-30:35 (6:05)
  • Reflecting on the Lesson and Preparing for the Next Day 30:35-31:33 (:58)

Tape 2: Inferring Themes in Fiction, Part Two (32:54)

  • Day 2
  • Shared Student Responses to Assess Understanding 1:41-7:43 (6:02)
  • Inferring Themes Using Text Evidence 7:43-14:40 (6:57)
  • Conferring and Working in Pairs 14:40-17:50 (3:10)
  • Day 3
  • Inferring Themes in Self-Selected Text 17:50-24:40 (6:50)
  • Wrapping up the Three-Day Study 24:40-31:54 (6:14)

Tape 3: Determining Importance in Nonfiction, Part One (28:44)

  • Planning the Lesson 0:00-1:55 (1:55)
  • Day 1
  • Setting the Stage by Activating Background Knowledge 7:35-9:10 (1:35)
  • Launching the FQR by Thinking Out Loud 9:10-19:05 (9:55)
  • Modeling and Practicing Working with a Partner 19:05-24:34 (5:29)
  • Engaging Kids in Paired Reading 24:34-27:45 (3:11)
  • Reflecting on the Lesson and Preparing for the Next Day 27:45-28:51 (1:06)

Tape 4: Determining Importance in Nonfiction, Part Two 28:36

  • Day 2 1:11-8:33 (7:22)
  • Small-Group Instruction for Guided Practice 8:33-10:52 (2:19)
  • Day 3
  • Moving Towards Independent Practice with the FQR 10:52-12:40 (2:48)
  • The Small Group Reconvenes 12:40-17:33 (5:53)
  • From Facts to Big Ideas 17:33-19:14 (2:41)
  • Independent Reading 19:14-21:44 (2:30)
  • Wrapping Up the Three-Day Study 21:44-27:40 (6:54)

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-8
Media: 120 minutes, 2 discs & 1 CD + viewing guide
Year: 2003
Item No: 0468
ISBN: 978-157110-468-7

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