When students color or doodle in math class, it activates both hemispheres of the brain at the same time. There are proven benefits of this cross-lateral brain activity:
- new learning
- relaxation (less math anxiety)
- visual connections
- better memory & retention of the content!
Students fill in the sheets, answer the questions, and color, doodle or embellish. Then, they can use it as a study guide later on.
- text tips
- breaking down a problem
- 3 layer reading strategy for math class
- reading for understanding
- reading for detail
- reading to represent (models/equations)
- Key "To Do" terms - solve vs. simplify / evaluate
- Reviewing examples within the textbook
- Using text features
Introduce the concepts with the doodle note page, and then split your class into groups for the 5 stations! They will immediately apply the new reading skills in mathematical situations!
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If you are looking for reading skills packs for other subject areas, these sets are designed to integrate nicely:
--- Close Reading Skills in ELA
--- Science Reading Skills
--- Social Studies Reading Skills