How do you support a claim with textual evidence?
When writing research or literary analysis, it's important to make claims about your ideas. To strengthen your own ideas, using quotes or ideas from published work helps to corroborate your statement. When teaching, I usually use the CER technique. CER stands for Claim, Evidence, Reasoning. By following these particular steps, you can strengthen your argument with plenty of evidence and provide solid analysis of whatever you are writing about.
How does Greek democracy relate to the creation of American democracy?
Ancient Greece creates a system of democracy that allowed for every citizen to have a voice in decisions made by the government. This system helped to foster a culture of community and equality among its citizens. When the American Revolution began, the colonists of America felt that they lacked any voice in the decisions being made in England by the English king. This led to boycotts, skirmishes, and acts that the colonists viewed as unfair in light of their needs. When they demanded a voice in British Parliament and were denied, the process of creating the new American government began. America's founding fathers referred back to the equal ideas of Greek Democracy which led to the American culture of freedom of speech and equality for all.
What is a three-period lesson and why is it beneficial to the presentation of information?
A three-period lesson is a great tool for teachers to present information to students. The three parts are; Presentation, Practice, Mastery. By approaching content with students by using these three steps, children can work with information in enough ways to help them master the information. The lesson starts with a presentation, where the teacher shows the information to the student and asks questions about that information. Then students will practice with the information, sometimes using flashcards to help with memorization and recognition. The last step is for students to master the information by being able to use the information in different contexts and without the aid of cards or notes. By the end of these steps, students should be able to use the information in a variety of ways and show mastery of a concept or skill that will be more impactful to them in the long run.