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Processing New Information


I have learned that processing new information is instrumental to engage students in learning new concepts.  In my experience, students need to be provided with processing experiences after new critical information is presented.  According to Dr. Marzano, these processing experiences may take from 2-3 minutes or 30 minutes.  Time spent on processing experiences depend on the level of difficulty, rigor, or complexity of the critical information that is being presented.

How can teachers facilitate the active processing of new content?  There are several teaching strategies associated with facilitating the active processing of new content:

  1. Teaching and modeling, including the use of the Gradual Release Model
  2. Planning and providing extensive opportunities for students to process new content
  3. Organizing students in groups
  4. Facilitating the implementation of active processing
  5. Monitoring students for the desired effect

Students can process new information independently; however, it is more effective when processing in small groups.

How do we know that students are processing new information? The observable behaviors of active processing include the following:

  1. Talking/Discussing
  2. Sharing
  3. Predicting
  4. Explaining
  5. Writing
  6. Summarizing
  7. Paraphrasing
  8. Questioning
  9. Generating conclusions

Many of my lessons and unit plans on Teachers Pay Teachers include activities to promote effective processing of new information.  These resources are available individually or bundled.  Please click on the links below to explore these resources:

Lesson and Unit Plans Reading and Math BundleLesson and Unit Plans ReadingLesson and Unit Plans Math

For additional information on processing new information, please read Dr. Marzano’s books, especially The Art and Science of Teaching.


National Librarian Day Giveaway!

TpT Librarian Day 2018

Happy National Librarian Day! A team of amazing teachers and myself have grouped together to gift an awesome teacher with a TPT gift card to show them how appreciative we are!

PRIZES INCLUDE 1 x $100 TPT Giftcard

Starts: Friday 6th April 2018 12am

Ends: Saturday 14th April 2018 12am

ENTER HERE: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/b4951b8537/?

REMEMBER: each entry counts as ONE entry, the more links you complete, the higher your chances of winning!!

Raffle CLOSES: Saturday 14th April 2018 12am


Naomi ❤️

UPDATE: The winner was Jessie Tilbrooke!  Congratulations!