Dynamic lessons build mastery of state and national social studies standards. TCI Lessons achieve a consistent pattern of high quality social studies instruction while being mindful of standards.
A short, engaging assignment at the start of each lesson helps you preview key concepts and tap students’ prior knowledge and personal experience.
Carefully structured reading materials enable students at all levels to understand what they read. Considerate text recognizes that a successful reading of expository text involves four stages: previewing the content, reading, taking notes, and processing the content or reviewing and applying what has been learned.
Graphically Organized Reading Notes
Comprehensive graphic organizers used to record key ideas help students obtain meaning from what they read. Graphic organizers help students to see the underlying logic and interconnections among concepts by improving their comprehension and retention in the subject area.
An end-of-lesson processing assignment, involving multiple intelligences and higher-order thinking skills, challenges students to apply what they’ve learned. Processing assignments encourage students to synthesize and apply the information they have learned in a variety of creative ways.
Assessments to Inform Instruction
Carefully designed tests encourage students to use their various intelligences to demonstrate their understanding of key concepts while preparing them for standardized tests.