When I got hired into my new district about four years ago, they were just starting the process of shifting to a Marzano approach to teaching and learning. Everything from our evaluations to lesson plans to daily instruction was ideally supposed to be Marzano aligned. Fortunately, I'd been making this transformation in my own classroom for several years and was a bit ahead of the curve. Anyway, that first year we were getting a lot of professional development about the various Marzano design questions and elements, and it got me thinking.
How many Marzano elements could I meaningfully fit into one resource?
At least six.
My reading response journals have students generating then revisiting their hypothesis, identifying critical content while reading a selection, summarizing the main points, creating a non-linguistic representation of the content, recording critical content on the worksheet, and identifying similarities and differences in just one quick and easy activity!
This week I'm highlighting my FREE Early Human Reading Response Journals. This resource comes with three reading response journal activities that cover a variety of topics relating to Early Humans. There is no key provided because the answers should and will vary widely from student to student.
So, click the link below for my FREE Early Humans Reading Response Journals which is also offered as part of a bundle of World History Reading Responses, and be sure to check out and follow my store for other great World History activities!
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