Identifying Critical Content, 1st Edition

  • Deana Senn
  • Amber C. Rutherford
  • Dr. Robert J. Marzano
  • Published By: Learning Sciences International
  • ISBN-10: 1941112285
  • ISBN-13: 9781941112281
  • DDC: 371.102
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Identifying Critical Content, part of The Essentials for Achieving Rigor series of guides, explores explicit techniques for mastering a crucial strategy of instructional practice: teaching students the skill of identifying critical content. The resource includes guidelines on how to help students determine which content is critical, why it is important, how it connects to their existing knowledge, and when it will inform their future learning.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
About the Authors.
Identifying Critical Content.
1: Instructional Technique 1: Verbally Cue Critical Content.
2: Instructional Technique 2: Use Explicit Instruction to Convey Critical Content.
3: Instructional Technique 3: Use Dramatic Instruction to Convey Critical Content.
4: Instructional Technique 4: Provide Advance Organizers to Cue Critical Content.
5: Instructional Technique 5: Visually Cue Critical Content.
6: Instructional Technique 6: Use Storytelling to Cue Critical Content.
7: Instructional Technique 7: Use What Students Already Know to Cue Critical Content.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Dr. Robert J. Marzano

Dr. Robert J. Marzano is CEO and co-founder of Marzano Research Laboratory, which specializes in school reform efforts to enhance student academic achievement. Over his 40 years in education, the central theme of his work has been translating research and theory into practical programs and tools for teachers and administrators. He is the author of more than 30 books, 150 articles, and more than 100 curriculum guides and related materials for teachers and students.