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Classroom Strategies

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Listed below you will find different types of reading and writing strategies to help students with social studies skills and student expectations.

SAISD - Social Studies Classroom Helpers

Strategy
Word Format
PDF Format
QAR/QAD
Blooms & Questions: Part 1  
Blooms & Questions: Part 2  
Social Studies Framework  
Multiple Intellegences  
Right-Brain Thinkers  
History Habits of the Mind  
Presentation: Keep It Alive (Back to the TCI Methodology of Instruction) Download (PPT)  

Best Practices & Graphic Organizers

Strategy
Word Format
PDF Format
Advantages/Disadvantages - Table
Advantages/Disadvantages - Chart
Anticipation/Predictions - How To
Anticipation/Prediction Table
Cause & Effect - How To
Causal Chain
Cause with Multiple Effects
Multiple Cause with Multiple Effects
Multiple Cause with Effect
Central Idea - How To
Central Idea
Charts and Tables - How To
Bar Graph - Horizontal 1 Bar  
Bar Graph - Horizontal 2 Bar  
Bar Graph - Veritcal 1 Bar  
Bar Graph - Vertical 2 Bar  
Bar Graph - Vertical 3 Bar  
Circle Graph - 7 Items  
Climograph  
Line Graph - 1 Line  
Line Graph - 2 Line  
Line Graph - 3 Line  
Compare and Contrast - How To
Compare/Contrast - Complex
Compare/Contrast - Matrix
Compare/Contrast - Table
Similarities and Differences
T-Chart
Venn Diagram
Concept Development - How To
Concept Map

Concept Map - 2 or More Concepts

Direct Teach - How To
Fact vs. Opinion
Frayer's Four Square - How To
Frayer's Four Square
GLOBAL PC - How To
GLOBAL PC
Inductive Reasoning - How To
Inferencing - How To
Inferencing Chart
Inferencing Map
Inquiry Chart
Magic Paper   Download
Interactive Student Notebook
Jackdaw Strategy Download  
Listen - Response Matrix   Download
Living Art  
Paraphrasing - How To
PATIO  
PERSIA (Adventure Tales of America Strategy)
Point of View / Bias
Primary Sources - How To
Primary Sources
Q-Matrix
Quartering  
Retelling - How To
Social Studies Routines - How To
Sum It Up - How To
Telling the Story  
Visualization - How To
Vocabulary Development - How To
Word Wall - How To
Ways of Defining Words - How To
Webbing
Word Cards
Word Maps

Teacher's Zone Find strategies ranging from hands-on to graphic organizers that are ready to print out and use with your lesson plans! The Zone also has information on how to incorporate different types of social studies skills including reading and writing connections. Don't miss our assessment area for up-to-date information on STAAR..Our strategies have been designed for teachers by teachers with all learners in mind!

Parent's Corner See how you the parent can help our your child learn more about social studies at the global, national, state, and community levels. We have resources and information to help parents understand what your child is learning in social studies.

TechnologyYou will discover the latest strategies that incorporate useful technology integration within a social studies setting. These strategies have been written by technology integration specialists that have used these strategies successfully in the classroom.

Links Find over 5000 links going to outside resources based upon grade level and subject area. These links have been researched for content and usability within a school setting.

Photo Album Take a tour of places around the world, the nation, and the city with our over 9,000 images! These photographs have been donated by educators to help bring the world to our students!

Blog, Board, and Wiki (Must have a SAISD Account) Read about the latest Social Studies Department's events and news on our Blog (web log). On the message boards, you can leave messages for all district teachers about strategies and questions that you may have about subject areas. Finally, you and your students can use our Wiki to author and publish research done on social studies topics!

Social Studies Department - 406 Barrera San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 354-3439
San Antonio Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in providing education services, activities, and programs, including vocational programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Es norma del Districto Escolar Independiente de San Antonio de no discriminar por motivos de raza, religion, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo require el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
All Materials on this site are copyright 2002-2007 SAISD Social Studies Department except where noted.
The Social Studies Resource Center was made possible by the Teaching American History Grant 2001-2008

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