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Strategies for learning : empowering students for success, grades 9-12

Strategies for learning : empowering students for success, grades 9-12

Author: Karen J Rooney
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Synopsis: Give struggling students the study skills they need to achieve across the curriculum! Knowing how to learn and study is an important part of the learning process and can make the difference between failure and success in school. This book offers specific techniques that are research-proven to result in significantly improved classroom grades for all struggling students, including those with attention  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen J Rooney
ISBN: 9781412972857 141297285X 9781412972864 1412972868
OCLC Number: 326620507
Description: xi, 146 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
About the author --
1: Introduction --
Before reading this book --
Before teaching the strategies --
General principles, techniques, and important concepts --
Part 1: Vocabulary And Note Taking When Reading --
2: Vocabulary --
Learning vocabulary --
3: Note taking when reading material with subtitles (textbooks, handouts, and web site material) --
Card format --
Paper/column format --
4: Note taking using shortcut advance organizers --
Shortcut advance organizer: using cards --
Shortcut advance organizer: using paper/columns --
5: Note taking for material without subtitles (teacher handouts, review sheets, or class notes) --
Card format --
Paper/column format --
6: Visual organizers for note taking --
Wheels for reading --
Wheels for literature --
7: Additional reading strategies --
Literature grids or columns --
Notation strategy for literature --
Margin notes --
Sticky-note strategy --
Page note taking --
Part 2: Note Taking When Listening --
8: Note taking during oral instruction or lecture --
Streamlined note taking (for lecture) --
Two-column note taking (for use in content-area subjects) --
Reduced note taking --
9: Additional note-taking strategies --
Note taking from visuals (blackboard, projector, or PowerPoint) --
Wheels for note taking --
Note-taking grid advance organizer --
Using pictorials during note taking --
Using pictorials after note taking --
Note taking during math class --
Reorganization of notes after class --
Part 3: Language Arts --
10: Decoding and spelling --
Decoding --
Spelling --
11: English grammar --
Concept or rule cards: option one --
Concept or rule cards: option two --
Personal review journal --
12: Writing --
Sentence-building strategy (syntax) --
Wheels for writing --
Proofing for errors --
Upgrade proofing --
Wheels for speech writing --
Part 4: Math And Foreign Language --
13: Mathematics --
Concept, rule, or problem type cards --
Personal review book or journal --
Word problems --
14: Foreign language --
Vocabulary --
Chart cards --
Concept, rule, or topic cards --
Personal grammar review book or journal. Part 5: Test Taking --
15: Test preparation and test taking --
Imagery --
Pretest preparation --
General review --
Vocabulary review --
Shortcut review from notes --
Essay test review using end-of-chapter questions --
Reviewing old tests --
Sudden-death review --
Practice-test strategies (content-area subjects) --
Practice-test strategy for math, foreign language, and English grammar --
Question strategies --
Test-taking vocabulary --
After-the-test strategy --
Part 6: Organization, Time Management, And Solving Problems --
16: Organization --
Notebook organization: self-contained notebook --
Backpack organization --
Self-monitoring strategies --
Self-graphing of grades or performance --
Individualized homework assignment planner --
Strategies for following directions --
17: Time management --
Sunday-night planning overview --
Homework, activities, and exam review for a semester --
Time management of weekly homework --
Other examples --
18: Problem solving --
Wheels for problem solving --
Wheels for feelings --
19: Conclusion --
Resource A: How to help students choose an appropriate strategy --
Resource B: List of well-known literacy remediation programs --
Resource C: List of helpful special education resources for teachers --
Resource D: Glossary --
Responsibility: Karen J. Rooney.


These explicit, reiterative strategies improve motivation, help struggling students "learn how to learn," and provide them with an effective skill set for all content areas.  Read more...


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"A gate barring success often needs but the right key. This book provides keys to unlock the learning for those who always possessed the ability to learn. The knowledge, instinct, dedication, and Read more...

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