Nine Categories of Instructional Strategies Most Likely to Help Students Learn


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What It Looks Like in the Classroom

Recognizing similarities and differences
Venn-Diagram Templates

Summarizing information and taking notes
Cornell Note-Taking Form

Reinforcing effort and providing recognition
Positive Behavior Intervention and Support

Homework and practice
Getting the Most Out of Homework

Nonlinguistic representations
Kidspiration, Inspiration, Gliffy, C-Map

Cooperative and collaborative learning groups by ability, interest, and other criteria
I-Search, Jigsaw, R.A.F.T., WebQuest

Setting objectives and providing feedback
Providing Feedback, Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators

Generating and testing hypotheses
Project Learning

Questions, cues, and advance organizers

Smith, G. E., & Throne, S. (2007). Differentiating instruction with technology in k-5 classrooms. Eugene, OR: ISTE.

Web Sites with Effective Instructional Strategies

Instructional Strategies that Work

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