Teachers can use practical, research-based methods and tools such as cooperative learning, quality questioning, and graphic organizers to reach secondary students. The author includes reproducible blackline masters for classroom use, plus activities for:
Preparing students for learning by fostering their prior knowledge, helping them set a purpose for reading and learning, and teaching the vocabulary necessary for understanding
Helping students actively interact with and process what they have learned
Clarifying and reinforcing content and taking learning to the next level
Tools for Teaching in the Block enables educators to take advantage of block scheduling to promote reading, writing, and critical thinking in adolescents.