Engaging Students in the Disciplines of
What Are Effective Schools Doing?
In this article, Applebee
discusses the characteristics of effective curriculum and instruction.
- Higher order talk and writing about the curriculum
- Cohesiveness of curriculum and instruction
- Diverse perspectives that deepen discussion and enhance learning
- Alignment of curriculum and assessment
- Scaffolding of new and difficult tasks
- Special help for struggling readers
This article appeared in English Journal, 91(6), pp. 30-36, 2002.
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