Text Options for the Visually Impaired Font Size: a- A+ Color: A A A Revert 
Close vision bar
Open vision bar
link to home page
Bullitt County Public Schools: The Leader in Educational Excellence
expand the news ticker

Thinking Strategies Resources

Elementary Education

Six schools in Bullitt County participated in the Thinking Strategies Institute™ in the fall of 2011.  Thinking Strategies comes from the work of the Public Education and Business Coalition out of Denver Colorado.  Thinking Strategies focuses on 8 strategies that improves student learning through a systematic approach in classroom instruction.  This process also allows teachers to truly refine their craft through pedagogical study.  The 8 strategies are:


  • Monitoring for Meaning
  • Activating, Utilizing and Building Background Knowledge [Schema]
  • Asking Questions
  • Drawing Inferences
  • Determining Importance
  • Creating Sensory Images
  • Synthesizing Information
  • Problem Solving

The six schools trained in the fall of 2011 are:  Pleasant Grove Elementary, Mt. Washington Elementary, Eastside Middle, Maryville Elementary, Overdale Elementary, and Zoneton Middle.  Schools set for training in the fall of 2012 are:  Bernheim Middle, Lebanon Junction Elementary, Cedar Grove Elementary, Freedom Elementary, Brooks Elementary, and Hebron Middle.



Conferring Podcast with Patrick Allen

The Difference Between Conferring and Touching Base

Conferring with Young Children on Poetry


Reader's Workshop/Workshop Model:

http://reading.leesummit.k12.mo.us/readersworkshop.htm – A Fantastic site for resources and ideas to go along with reading workshop and the thinking strategies

http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2009/10/reading-workshop.html Reading Workshop 5 minute video


Bullitt County Public Schools
1040 Highway 44 East
Shepherdsville, KY 40165