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Pre-AP: Effective Thinking Strategies for All Students

Learn to use research-based thinking strategies for classroom practice

Workshop description

This one-day workshop provides middle and high school teachers with research-based strategies to help students activate their background knowledge, deepen comprehension and develop academic vocabulary. This workshop explores the learning benefits of thinking strategies for classroom practice.

Workshop goal

  • Participants will learn cross-curricular strategies that will help them meet the needs of a diverse population of students.

Learning outcomes

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how thinking strategies affect learning.
  • Build students' reading comprehension through specific research-based strategies.
  • Apply comprehension strategies in the classroom.


  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Laying the Foundation (Workshop Guiding Question, Building Equity and Access, Thinking Skills—The Key to Comprehension)
  3. Building Background Knowledge
  4. Building Reading Comprehension
  5. Building Academic Vocabulary
  6. Workshop Summary and Closing