Adolescent Literacy Guide (Literacy Gains, 2012). Metacognition. Purpose: To develop an understanding of the Adolescent Learner with a focus on the components of Strategy, Metacognition, Voice and Identity, Critical Literacy and Questioning. . Learning Goals
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Purpose: To develop an understanding of the Adolescent Learner with a focus on the components of Strategy, Metacognition, Voice and Identity, Critical Literacy and Questioning.
Adolescent Literacy Guide
"Simply, metacognition is thinking about thinking. When students are metacognitive, they have an understanding of learning in three areas: they understand themselves as learners, they understand a given task, and they understand a variety of strategies and how to use them in a variety of situations." (Jetton & Dole, 2004)." (ALG 24)
Edugains: Exploring Metacognitive Habits of Mind
Metacognition contributes to successful learning, and moves students toward independence, interdependence, and self-efficacy. Through metacognitive strategies, students learn to master information and solve problems more easily. (Brock et al. 2005; Scruggs, 1985) (ALG 25)
Please take 5 minutes to make a list of all the things you have learned in the last two weeks that you didn’t know before or know as well back then. Next to each new learning you identified, please describe how you learned it and why that way of learning was effective for you.
In 18 minutes...use
20 pieces of spaghetti
1 metre tape
1 meter string
to build the tallest free-standing structure. The marshmallow needs to be on top.
Recall: Summarize what you did in this activity
Explain: Explain the purpose of this activity
Results: Describe the results of what you did/ found out
in this activity and what they mean.
Uncertainties: Describe what you are still unsure about.
New: Write at least two new things that you learned
from this activity.
A student writing journal in which students respond to a series of sentence stems as thinking starters.
Teachers can engage students in metacognitive thinking by posing questions. (27)
Some reflection prompts: