Language Arts Toolbox

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Language Arts Toolbox

  1. 1. Language Arts Toolbox
  2. 2. Attention <ul><li>Attention is your wrench. You can make adjustments using this tool. Ask yourself: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I focused? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I getting enough sleep? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can I sort what’s important from lesser details? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I linking information to other experiences? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I making predictions? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I working at an appropriate pace? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I making changes when things aren’t working? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Memory <ul><li>Memory is your screwdriver. You can use this tool to connect or fasten together different aspects of your learning. Ask yourself: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can I paraphrase or summarize information into my own words so I can remember it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can I balance immediate objectives with long-term goals? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can I link related items together to help me remember? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can I categorize items together so I can remember? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can I recognize patterns? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Higher Order Thinking <ul><li>Higher Order Thinking is your fastener. You can make connections with this tool. Ask yourself: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I evaluating? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I brainstorming? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I using steps or systems to solve problems? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do I learn and apply rules (i.e. grammar, mechanics)? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I coming up with thoughtful answers? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Language <ul><li>Language is the material out of which we construct English. Ask yourself: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do I learn and understand the meanings of words and use them properly? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do I understand sentences and sentence structures and formulate good sentences when I speak and write? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can I paraphrase and summarize what I read? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is my writing organized? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do I expand and develop ideas when speaking and writing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do I follow the rules of standard English? </li></ul></ul>

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