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Gr. 5-12 Thinking Strategies Placemat

The Thinking Strategies Placemat provides a visual of 5 key steps in lesson and unit planning that reflects the principles of effective instruction, formative assessment, and literacy, numeracy and competency development. It was designed to provide an “at-a-glance reminder” of thinking strategies that can be used to increase engagement and deepen understanding at each stage in the lesson/unit.

Type(s):Text Resource, Videos
Focus(s):Assessment, Competencies, English/Language Arts, High School Completion/Redesign, Literacy, Numeracy
Audience(s):Instructional Leaders, Teachers
Teaching Quality Standards:
  • Adhere to professional responsibilities
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    Keyword(s):Assessment, Competencies, Critical Thinking, Language Arts, Literacy, Numeracy
    Level(s):Elementary, Junior High, Senior High
    Date Posted:November 15, 2017