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  • Instructional Strategies for Engaging LearnersReading Center TrainingTheme: Connections to the Classroom Instructional Planning

  • Focusing On the Familiar One of the most effective ways to make information meaningful is to associate or compare the new concept with a known concept, to hook the unfamiliar with something familiar.Pat Wolfe (2001)

  • Activating StrategiesThe purpose of an activating strategy is to focus learning by activating prior knowledge. This can be done by activating sensory receptors: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch. It can also be achieved by tapping in to students' emotions.

  • Cognitive StrategiesThe purpose of cognitive strategies is to provide a structure for learning that actively promotes the comprehension and retention of knowledge through the use of engaging strategies that acknowledge the brain's limitations of capacity and ability to process information.

  • RehearsalRehearsal performs two functions:Maintains information in short-term memory.Mechanism by which we transfer information to long-term memory.

  • Information Processing Model

  • Summarizing StrategiesSummarizing strategies are used to promote the retention of knowledge through the use of engaging strategies designed to rehearse and practice skills for the purpose of moving knowledge into long term memory.

  • No matter how well planned,how interesting, stimulating, colorful or relevant the lesson, if the teacher does all the interacting with the material, the teacher's -- not the students -- brain will grow.Pat Wolfe (1996)