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Teaching Learning Strategies: A Checklist for Teachers

Prepare


1-I acknowledge strategies students already use.
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2-I include activities- think alouds and discussions - to help students become aware of their strategies.
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Present


3-I teach strategies relevant to my materials.
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4-I name the strategy and explain why/when it is useful.
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5-I model how to use the strategy(s) on a task.
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6-I start with a few strategies and build up students\' repertoire.
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Practice


7-I give students challenging, yet manageable tasks.


8-I remind students to use a strategy they have just learned or to choose from the strategies they know.
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9-I emphasize students\' thought processes by asking them how they figured something out.
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10-I point out any strategies I see students using.
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11-I praise good thinking more than correct answers.
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12-I encourage students to share their strategies with each other.
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Evaluate


13-I encourage students to evaluate their own strategies use.
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14-We discuss why and when a strategy is most useful.


15-I encourage students to choose strategies independently .
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16-I fade explicit learning strategies prompts when students take responsibility for the strategy.
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17-I evaluate how I teach strategies and revise appropriately.
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Extend


18- I talk with students about how they can use the strategies in other subjects and life situations.
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