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Posted on October 10, 2014 9:32 pm
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Aslihan Unal
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Reading ahead
Mr. Walter recommends all of his U.S. History students to read the sections that they will be learning the day before. He sees that all of his students that read ahead score significantly higher than his students that don't read. What can he do to get all of his students to read ahead?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 14, 2014 2:10 am

aruPyR
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Mr. Walter should create a close reading handout that he can send home with the students to fill in blanks. He should use these handouts as an opening for the class so that the students see their need to have it complete before class. If he cannot make the handout, he could also have the students create a few questions from the reading ...use question stems to help. When they bring in the questions, they could use those questions as a small group review the next day.
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Chelsea
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I agree with this solution. Having a paper to fill out ensures that the students actually read before class. When I was in high school I had a history teacher that always gave us hand outs to fill out while reading, and I found that it helped me understand the material better.
  Posted on: October 19, 2014 1:19 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 14, 2014 12:44 am

PavuWe
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Mr. Walter should first quickly gather some data as he asks students questions to determine who did the reading or not. Then after an assessment, he should show students the data which indicates the students that are reading ahead are scoring higher on assessments. Without showing student names, this would be relatively easy to show in a graph or chart. Mr. Walter could compile the data of several assessments and show student scores compared to students who did and did not do the readings. By showing students the data, it would prove that this is a great method of studying rather than a boring reading homework assignment that is not graded.
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Solution 3
Posted October 18, 2014 4:07 am

aLaWyJ
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Mr. Walker should create an incentive and a verification. Maybe he could give students some sort of reward for turning in a summary or a graphic organizer on the curriculum in the book.
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Solution 4
Posted October 18, 2014 6:46 pm

Lauren Foster
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Mr. Walters should create a warm up activity that requires students to have some understanding about the reading he expected them to do. It could be a simple writing prompt, a four question multiple choice quiz, or a discussion that shows who actively participates and he can check off. The students that show they read could be given a bonus point on the test or a quiz.
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Solution 5
Posted October 18, 2014 11:12 pm

aWeRun
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Mr. Walker should provide rewards for students who have a parent sign saying they read that night. Rewarding positive behavior will make others want to gain that reward as well. Maybe have students take a few notes during their reading to prove they read.
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Solution 6
Posted March 3, 2016 3:59 am

uQaMeV
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The teacher can begin to have pop quizzes at the beginning of each section and once the students begin to see that they are being given pop quizzes on the upcoming information than they will begin to plan ahead and read the material in hopes of not being surprised.
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