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“The book's major strengths are its ease of use and the range of approaches to address many different reading issues. You can read straight through for a host of ideas, or you can pinpoint exactly which kind of strategy to explore.”

—Kristie Mary Betts, English Teacher

Peak to Peak High School, Lafayette, CO

“Bottom line: This book is reader friendly! Teachers in the content areas can quickly and easily find specific ideas to help students.”

—Barbara L. Townsend, Reading Specialist

Elkhorn Area School District, WI

Help for students who are overwhelmed, feel confused, can't remember, lack language skills, or just don't get it.

In today's era of accountability, teachers are expected to help all secondary students understand complex concepts and ideas and demonstrate proficiency on high-stakes tests. To promote success for struggling ...

Create Content-Based Cooperative Games and Activities
Create content-based cooperative games and activities

We should not only use the brains we have, but all that we can borrow.

—Woodrow Wilson

Discouraged by the inability of his students to master content, middle school social studies teacher Jay Pilkington turned to the cooperative model as a way to boost achievement. However, he quickly discovered that he needed some cooperative games and activities to motivate and engage his students. Here are the three that he developed (J. Pilkington, personal communication, April, 2005).

Row Feud

Row Feud is a note-taking and discussion activity formatted like the television game show Family Feud. Jay's version is a combination of note taking, a pop quiz (everyone is required to answer one question), and spirited competition. Here's how he ...

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