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Friday, December 31, 2010

Put Thinking to the Test! A Great Book!

Here is a book that builds on comprehension strategies to move to thinking strategies for general test taking.  It is worth your while to take a look at the text.  It is pertinent to the assessment challenges we are facing.
                                                       Preview the book online!Preview the book online!

"Just as comprehension strategies have helped millions of students learn to read like proficient readers, they can also help students think like effective test-takers. The authors show how students can use background knowledge, mental images, synthesizing, monitoring, inferring, questioning, and determining of importance to understand the genre of tests and to think through the problems they are given. Instead of engaging in artificial and disconnected activities to cram for upcoming tests, students learn skills and strategies that will serve them throughout their school careers and beyond."

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