Identifying Similarities & Differences PPT

Last year, we started a schoolwide book study of Classroom Instruction That Works by Marzano & Pickering.  Instead of doing a chapter a month, we are moving along at a much slower, deeper pace...a chapter a year.  Since we opened two years ago, we have covered two chapters very deeply.  The Effort & Recognition chapter and the Identifying Similarities and Differences chapter.  The benefits of going quality vs. quantity have definitely paid off and the students are seeing the value of their effort pay off in their increased achievement this year.  Level 4 effort has a whole new meaning, and every student knows what a "rubric" is.  Second graders can identify nine different types of analogies and venn diagrams are all over the place.  Enjoy this presentation as you dive into Marzano's high yield strategies.



Fuel the Brain said...

I would love to hear more about how you covered the chapter as a staff. This would be something great for our school to do. I am especially interested at how you get second graders to identify the different types of analogies. You have inspired me to work more deeply in this area with my second graders this year!

Jennifer Jones said...

Dear Fuel the Brain,
Last year, the whole staff read the IS&D chapter, I created the PPT at presented it to the staff on an early release day. At several staff meetings following the presentation, teachers share out the implementation of the chapter and post evidence in the hall for others to see. We bought all teachers the Daily Analogies book @ and we also use the Building Thinking Skills books at We also build teaching capacity in the highest levels of Blooms. We assess our effectiveness of the strategies using Classroom Walthrough data we collect using By including analogies in our Morning Meeting, we teach the students to classify and categorize the different types like steering wheel is to car as handlebars is to part to whole, students know that now.

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