When I say "weave in", I really mean integrating this discussion within classroom discourse, within what we and our students actually say when we are together, working on the same task.
If the task is too difficult, even the best strategy cannot make up for abilities that one does not yet possess — we will fall on the other side. So the question is how to find the right balance so that the task poses a problem which can be solved by using strategies, a task which involves a slight stretch for most of the students in a class.
My last main point can thus be summarized by using the word evaluative - to remind us that we need to evaluate what strategies to focus on in which contexts; but also, to remind us that students too need to evaluate their use of strategies. Moreover, teachers need to emphasize that the most important component of strategies use is being able to evaluate the effectiveness of strategies and choose alternatives when needed.
We can rely on rather exhaustive lists and taxonomies of strategies, but we often forget that these categories, lists and taxonomies are the result of generalizations: Why can I do something just in that particular way I do it?
Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age offers guidance on how to read texts critically and how to develop effective writing skills. This clearly makes a constraint on the range of strategies that come most familiar to people.
So we talk about classification strategies, planning strategies, communication strategies, and so on.
Teachers need to make it clear that the goal of strategies instruction is not to supplant strategies that are already working, but to make students aware of the full range of strategies that students could be choosing from.
As we move even deeper down the iceberg, we come to the very basic questions: So by a process of gradual approximation you come to think of hotels, and call in your knowledge of the socio-cultural conventions associated with hotels, beaches and hotel customers.
Notice that you used this strategy unconsciously, although, if asked how you went about it, you could describe your steps in the process, as I have just done.
Teaching learning strategies is not teaching in the traditional sense. But if we view strategy work as part of our normal, routine interaction with students, then it is mainly a question of checking the results of a task not just in terms of right or wrong answers the "product"but also in terms of the strategies used "the process".
Do I want to learn a language? For example, there are people who like and are good at using inference, but there are other people who find inference a difficult and even painful process. However, one big risk that one can run in using these techniques is that one may see them as inherently good, as useful in absolute terms, thus forgetting the context of use of strategies, with reference both to the learner and to the task.
What helped you to decide? The difference is subtle, but I believe extremely important. Our next step would be, not to directly teach students the strategies we are aware of, but to help them become aware of their own strategies and then come up with our own strategies for them to compare and discuss, adapt and maybe change.
You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification. Why can I do something just in that particular way I do it? Of course this is not meant to make things more difficult for students! Obviously, not all tasks are suitable for this kind of work.
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But things do not work exactly in that way. Suppose that a student believes that reading is a passive process, in which all you have to do is let the text flow from the page into your mind.
So strategies are placed in a strategic position in the curriculum, but they cannot be divorced from the total context, which sets heavy constraints on their use. So by a process of gradual approximation you come to think of hotels, and call in your knowledge of the socio-cultural conventions associated with hotels, beaches and hotel customers.
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