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AVID WICOR Strategies for Chandler Teachers
The Socratic method of teaching is a form of inquiry-based discourse focused on questioning to spur critical thinking and drive ideation. It is through exploration, dialogue, considering new perspectives, and constant questioning that students develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Through Socratic Seminars, students develop confidence in articulating their ideas to others while providing supporting evidence with reasoned thinking.
Visit the following website for instructions on how to incorporate this strategy in your classroom: https://minds-in-bloom.com/5-steps-to-successful-socratic-seminar_29/
2. Marking the Text (Reading)
“Marking the Text” is an active reading strategy that asks students to think critically about their reading. It helps students determine the essential information in a reading passage, isolating it visually from the rest of the surrounding text. While reading the text, students analyze ideas, evaluate ideas, and circle and underline essential information relevant to one’s reading purpose. With pencil in hand, students focus on what is being said in the text, leading to increases in comprehension and retention of textual material. Marking the Text can be used with textbook readings, articles, primary source materials, or classroom Cornell Notes.
Click this link to download a PDF with helpful ideas and tips to use this strategy and examples from different content areas: https://www.alvordschools.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=15788&dataid=25357&FileName=marking_the_text.pdf