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SOS: Let’s Roll

SOS: Let’s Roll

Fountas and Pinnell state “the reader constructs unique meaning through integrating background knowledge, emotions, attitudes, and expectations with the meaning the writer expresses.” In this strategy, after reading a selection, students will discuss the topic in a small group. This strategy will assist students in connecting what they have read to what they already know. By providing students the opportunity to discuss the selection with their peers, teachers help students form a deeper understanding of the text.

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SOS: Read the Signs

The National Reading Council recommends that students receive explicit instruction in the application of multi-strategy methods, because they are highly effective in enhancing understanding. This strategy gets students engaged in using the meanings and colors of road signs to synthesize what they learned from a particular video. Students then explain their understanding by creating PowerPoint or Google Slide presentations from the templates provided.

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SOS: You Can Quote Me On That

Students are often more engaged in a text if they know something about the content or context. This is especially true when the text is delivered via audio, as with a speech or story. This strategy introduces students to printed quotes from a speech before they listen to the entire audio version, allowing them to build familiarity with the content first.

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March 2016: Tools for the SOS (part 2 of 2)

As I wrote about in the February 2016 issue of Kathy’s Katch, the Spotlight on Strategies Series (SOS), located on the Discovery Education site, includes a wealth of pedagogical and practical strategies for the use of the digital resources from Discovery Education in the classroom. Each weekly strategy is different– some are for introducing a topic, others target

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SOS: The Rest of the Story

Scientists make predictions based on their observations and prior knowledge. Students need to learn how to think like scientists and make predictions, also. In this strategy, students use their observations and prior knowledge to predict what

will happen next. They use evidence from the video clip to write the rest of the story.

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Celebrating Our 100th SOS!

We are very excited to celebrate an important milestone for our Spotlight on Strategies series. This week’s strategy, Picture It!, marks the 100th strategy to be highlighted in our SOS Blog series. What began as a simple conversation about how to best share and promote simple and effective media integration strategies with teachers has become an incredible collection of teaching resources that are being used by hundreds of teachers and students throughout the United States, Canada, England, and beyond! Hats off to the many DEN community members who have contributed to this growing collection.

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