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Schema theory—what is it and how is it relevant to content area learning?
Schema theory—offers a way of explaining how prior knowledge is stored in memory
i. Learning new information depends on relating the new to something already known.
ii. The learner attempts to relate new information to already known information by drawing a schema, or mental blueprint, of the way in which reality is constructed
Schema theory—what is it and how is it relevant to content area learning?
Schema provides the framework that allows readers to:
1.Seek and select information, make inferences (read b/w the lines), make predictions, fill in the gaps, organize the info, and elaborate on the information.
The PAR framework—what are the three steps? Be able to name at least one activity that would make sense at each step.
1. Preparation
2. Assistance—REAP, read, encode, annotate, ponder
3. Reflection—making connections
What strategies do readers use when processing text? Name four and explain them in relation to content area reading.
Questioning—building meaning and understanding, solve problems, research
Visualizing—picture what you’re reading in your mind
Determining importance—focus on purpose of reading, decide main themes, summarizing
Making Inferences—draw a conclusion based on clues from the text, use pictures to help gain meaning
What is the rationale for using trade books in the content areas?
Using trade books improves the affective domain of learning for students, they will read more if they are interested in the subject
Name some of the different types of assessment that you can use in content area instruction. Why is it important to use more then one form of assessment?
Testing, formal and informal assessment, high-stakes tests
Why—to give students the same chance, no matter if they are good test takers or not, and to give grades
How has NLCB affected evaluation procedures?
NCLB states that, if the test results show that adequate yearly progress is not being made, parents may move their children to other schools and federal dollars may be taken away from low-performing schools. Adequate yearly progress must be based on scientific and research-grounded instruction and evaluation.
What is electronic literacy and why is it important to today’s students? What is the teacher’s role in promoting it?
Electronic literacy—internet, word-processing, web editors, power points, email, IM, pod casting.
Importance—to become literate in today’s world, students must become proficient in the new literacy’s of ICT.
What is electronic literacy and why is it important to today’s students? What is the teacher’s role in promoting it?
Teacher’s role—provide equal access to technology to every student in your classroom, ensure child safety in classroom internet use, keep up to date through professional publications.
Imagine you are on a textbook evaluation committee. Name five things you would want to consider as you look at the text.
Organization, layout, writing style, understandability, readability.