A blog to share information on literacy strategies across contents and grade levels. Metacognitive strategies included. "Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one's thinking. More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one's understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one's thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner." -- Vanderbilt University
The November issue of Educational Leadership tackles the question, how can teachers help their students understand informational text? In his article, professor Timothy Shanahan dives into the many aspects of informational text. Shanahan takes a look at the definition, why informational texts have become a big deal, whether such texts are developmentally appropriate for young students, and what it means for both English teachers and other content-area teachers. Read on.