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Comprehension Windows Strategy (CWS) A Critical Article Review Presented by Marie Barker Christina Bentheim Kathy Gostomski
Part I: Summary
What is it? <ul><li>Informational text reading and writing strategy used to respond to expository text or to prepare to wr...
What does it do? <ul><li>Enhances comprehension during reading and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates building of conte...
What are key components? <ul><li>Sticky notes </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling through think-alouds </li></ul><ul><li>Student re...
How do I introduce it? <ul><li>Modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Practice </li></ul...
Finishing Touches? <ul><li>Research Papers </li></ul><ul><li>Biographies </li></ul><ul><li>Headlines </li></ul><ul><li>Epi...
Part II: Evaluation
Article Strengths <ul><li>Clear instructions that can be followed step-by-step </li></ul><ul><li>Sound research based in C...
Article Weaknesses <ul><li>Difficult to visualize even with photos </li></ul>
Part II: Recommendation
We suggest …  <ul><li>Using the CWS strategy across the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Using the CWS strategy with K-12 stud...
Now …  <ul><li>Let’s try using it! </li></ul>
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Comprehension Windows Strategy (Cws)

  1. 1. Comprehension Windows Strategy (CWS) A Critical Article Review Presented by Marie Barker Christina Bentheim Kathy Gostomski
  2. 2. Part I: Summary
  3. 3. What is it? <ul><li>Informational text reading and writing strategy used to respond to expository text or to prepare to write expository text </li></ul>
  4. 4. What does it do? <ul><li>Enhances comprehension during reading and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates building of content knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Organizes facts </li></ul><ul><li>Motivates students to be active learners </li></ul><ul><li>Supports critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Introduces proper citation procedures </li></ul>
  5. 5. What are key components? <ul><li>Sticky notes </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling through think-alouds </li></ul><ul><li>Student responsibility for decision-making (labels, citations, etc.) </li></ul>
  6. 6. How do I introduce it? <ul><li>Modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Finishing Touches (SG/WG) </li></ul><ul><li>Components of an effective lesson! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Finishing Touches? <ul><li>Research Papers </li></ul><ul><li>Biographies </li></ul><ul><li>Headlines </li></ul><ul><li>Epitaphs </li></ul><ul><li>Poems </li></ul><ul><li>Posters </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Reenactments </li></ul><ul><li>Author’s Chair </li></ul>
  8. 8. Part II: Evaluation
  9. 9. Article Strengths <ul><li>Clear instructions that can be followed step-by-step </li></ul><ul><li>Sound research based in Constructivism </li></ul><ul><li>Well organized </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to read </li></ul>
  10. 10. Article Weaknesses <ul><li>Difficult to visualize even with photos </li></ul>
  11. 11. Part II: Recommendation
  12. 12. We suggest … <ul><li>Using the CWS strategy across the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Using the CWS strategy with K-12 students (variations may be necessary) </li></ul><ul><li>Making a sample CWS tool in advance to help students see what you expect </li></ul>
  13. 13. Now … <ul><li>Let’s try using it! </li></ul>

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