activating schema

learning during read-alouds: critical thinking, new literacies
May 14, 2012 14 comments

learning during read-alouds: critical thinking, new literacies

    I read an extremely interesting article this week that has really left me thinking about how I read with my children. It left me thinking about my expectations ...

learning during read-alouds: non-fiction that WORKS
December 12, 2011 9 comments

learning during read-alouds: non-fiction that WORKS

The first few times Owen had media at school this year, he came home with the most random books. His first book was an Arthur book that we already have ...

cars 2: what you should do before you see the movie
June 29, 2011 20 comments

cars 2: what you should do before you see the movie

Ka-CHOW! Have plans to see Cars 2 anytime this summer? Want to know how you can throw in a little bit of learning–and I mean a little bit–before you hit ...

learning during read-alouds: activating schema
June 1, 2011 14 comments

learning during read-alouds: activating schema

According to Rachel and Mary Gabriel, the “schema theory tells us that prior knowledge is essential for comprehension of new knowledge and that learning difficulties can often be traced back ...