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Thinking Strategies

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.

The website resource is a companion to the Thinking Strategies Placemat. It was created with the principles of quality instruction and formative assessment in mind as well as intentionally incorporating language tied to literacy, numeracy and competency development as required by Alberta Education.

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
Principal Leadership Quality Standards:
    Keyword(s):Assessment, Competencies, Critical Thinking, Language Arts, Literacy, Numeracy
    Level(s):Elementary, Junior High, Senior High
    Date Posted:September 18, 2018