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Intelligent and Effective Learning based on the Model for Systematic Concept Teaching

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Part I: Practitioner's Manual for Intelligent and Effective Learning based on the Model for Systematic Concept Teaching including example case studies and appendices.

The Practitioner's Manual presents the theoretical basis for the Concept Teaching Model together with practical strategies and information related to teaching according to the principles of Systematic Concept Teaching. Descriptions of BCSs and their related Basic Concepts are provided. In addition, information pertaining to the application of SCT to reading, written language, mathematics and other school subjects in provided. Several Case Studies that document the results of SCT with students having various kinds of language and learning difficulties are also provided to give the reader an idea of the various ways in which SCT has been implemented.

 Chapter 1        Introduction and overview of the framework for Systematic Concept Teaching (SCT), research on effects, some general "evaluations" from outside the SCT community, what kind of  children can benefit from this educational approach and case studies 

 Chapter 2        Central aspects of the learning theory behind Systematic Concept Teaching as depicted in the PSI-model including comments related to its application in educational practice 

 Chapter 3        A description of the Concept Teaching Model and related aspects

 Chapter 4        The Inventory of Basic Conceptual Systems (BCSs), Analytic Coding and exercises in Analytic Coding

Chapter 5        Skills and a model for teaching skills

 Chapter 6        Four possible proposals for teaching Basic Conceptual Systems (BCSs) and related concepts 

 Chapter 7        Introducing Systematic Concept Teaching (SCT) for Parents plus Home Exercise Worksheets on the learning of Basic Conceptual Systems (BCS)

 Chapter 8        Teaching Beginning Reading

 Chapter 9        Teaching Early Mathematics

Chapter 10      Basic Conceptual Systems, Analytic Coding and the teaching/learning of academic concepts and school subjects

Chapter 11      Example Case Studies on Systematic Concept Teaching (SCT)

Appendix:

Part II: SCT Lessons together with Materials for implementing the Systematic Concept Teaching (SCT) Approach to the Prevention and Remediation of Learning Difficulties included in the Password Protected Resources section of Systematic Concept Teaching Resource (SCTR) website

A.    Systematic Concept Teaching (SCT) Lesson plans, Slides and Home Practice Worksheets 

 The SCT Lessons presented here target specific basic concepts from within the Basic Conceptual Systems. Each Basic Conceptual System and the particular concepts targeted within this curriculum are presented with a Lesson framework, animated slides to go with the lesson plan and Home Practice Worksheets for follow-up where applicable. The Lessons are shown in their general order of teaching. (See the attached SCT Sample Packet for a sample SCT Lesson focused on the concept and conceptual System of a Round Shape)

1.     General - Completely alike, the same (complete similarity) and similar in … (partial Similarity)*

2.     Color – The Color Blue a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

3.     Color - Change in color*

4.    General - Part of a Whole   a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

5.     Shape – A Round Shape a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

6.    Shape – A Straight Line Shape a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

7.    Shape – A Curved Line Shape a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

8.    General – In a Group a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

9.    Size - Large in Size (in general) in relation to / compared to… a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

10. Size - Small in Size (in general) in relation to / compared to… a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

11.  Size - Large Height (Tall) in relation to… a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

12. Size - Small Height (Short) in relation to… a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

13. Size - Large Length (Long) in relation to… a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

14. Size - Small Length (Short) in relation to… a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

15. Number - Large Number (in general) in relation to / compared to…  a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

16. Number - Small Number (in general) in relation to / compared to…   a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

17. General - Symbol for … a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

18. Number – The Number 3 a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

19. Number – The Number 4 a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

20. Position – In a Vertical Position a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

21. Position – In a Horizontal Position  a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

22. Position – In a Diagonal Position a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

23. Number – The Number 5 a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

24. Number – The Number 6 a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

25. Sound – Sound / Speech Sound  a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

26. Place - First (Place) in a Sequence in relation to… a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

            Supplemental Sequence lessons:        

26a.Place – Third (Place) in a Sequence in relation to … a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

26b. Place - Second (Place) in a Sequence in relation to… a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

26c. Place - Fourth (Place) in a Sequence in relation to… a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

26d. Place - Fifth (Place) in a Sequence in relation a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

27. Place – (Placed) Right After in a Sequence in relation to… a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

28. Place – Last (Place) in a Sequence in relation to… a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

29. Function - Used to sit on, to write with, to play with etc.*  

30. Place - (Placed) On (e.g. a line) in relation to… a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

31. Place – (Placed) On/to the Left in relation to…  a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

32. Place - (Placed) Under in relation to… a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

33. Place – (Placed) On/to the Right in relation to… a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

34. Place - Between in relation to…  a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

35. Surface Pattern – A Striped Pattern a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

36. Surface Pattern – A Spotted/Dotted Pattern a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

37. Direction – (Moving) From the Left to the Right in Direction a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

38. Direction - (Moving) Up/Upward in Direction a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

39. Direction - (Moving) Down/Downward in Direction a.     Lesson plans for “(Moving) Down/Downward in Direction” b.     Animated Slides

40. Direction - (Moving) From the Right to the Left in Direction a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

41. Number - The Number 2 a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

42. Number - The Number 1 a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

43. Number - The Number Zero – 0 a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

      Supplemental Number lessons: 

43a. The Number 7 a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

43b. The Number 8 a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

43c. The Number 9 a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

43d. The Number 1o a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

44.  Number - The Number of Ones (Units)   a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

45. Number - The Number of Tens (Groups of Ten) a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

46. Surface Pattern – A Checkered Pattern a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

47. Surface Pattern - Flowered Pattern a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

48. Number - Making the Number in a Group Larger by Adding  a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

49. Number - Making the Number in a Group Smaller in Taking Away a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

50. Number – a. Making the Number in a Group 1 Smaller by Taking Away 1 a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

51. Number – b. Making the Number in a Group 2 Smaller by Taking Away 2 a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

52. Number – a. Making the Number in a Group 1 Larger by Adding 1 a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

53. Number – b. Making the Number in a Group 2 Larger by Adding 2 a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

54. Shape – A Triangle/Triangular Shape  a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

55. Shape – A Four-Sided Shape a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

56. Shape – An Angle/Angular Line Shape a.     Lesson plans, b. Animated Slides, c. Home Practice Worksheets

*There are no formal SCT Lessons, Slides or Home Practice Worksheets for these concepts. Principles from SCT should be applied to teaching these Conceptual Systems and their related conceptual vocabulary.

B.   Examples of Analytic Coding exercises and lessons including Mind maps, Similarities and Differences Exercises (Comparisons) and Questions focused on conceptual knowledge and use, etc.


The Analytic Coding Exercises included in the program provide a variety of Mind Mapping, Comparison (Similarities/Differences Exercises), and Questions focused on conceptual knowledge and related activities that are used to help students apply the knowledge and skills of Analytic Coding to further their learning skills. Example Analytic Coding Exercises are provided in the areas of Plants, Animals, Food and Drinks, Story, Book and Movie Elements, Clothing and Accessories, School Items, Tools and Appliances, Transportation, Buildings and Structures, People and Occupations, Toys and Sports items, Musical Instruments, Weather patterns, Places and other miscellaneous items. View a sample of Analytic Coding exercises in the set of Analytic Coding exercises using the theme of a Dolphin included in the Sample Packet of Activities in the Materials subsection of Resources.

C.  Letter Description and Speech Sound Pronunciation guides.

The individual Letter Description and Speech Sound Pronunciation guides presented here provide a vehicle for helping students learn to accurately describe the shape of letters together with helping them learn to accurately describe the production of specific sounds in English. For a sample Letter Description and Speech Sound Pronunciation guide, see the individual Letter Description and Speech Sound Pronunciation guide for the letter (grapheme) “a” and the speech sound (phoneme) short vowel / a / included in the Sample Packet of Activities in the Materials subsection of Resources.

  1. The letters (grapheme) and the corresponding speech sounds (phoneme) for the short and long vowels: a, e, i , o, u

  2. The letters (grapheme) and the corresponding speech sounds (phoneme) for the consonants: b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y, z.

  3.   The letters (grapheme-sequence) and corresponding speech sounds (phoneme) for the digraphs: sh, ch, voiceless and voiced th, wh, ph, ng

  4. The speech sound (phoneme) /zh/

D.      Speech Sound and Letter Training worksheets

The Individual Speech Sound and Letter Training worksheets presented here provide the student with practice in discriminating and identifying the specific speech sounds and graphemes of English. To view a sample Individual Speech Sound and Letter Training worksheet, see The Individual Speech Sound and Letter Training Worksheet for “b” included in the Sample Packet of Activities in the Materials subsection of Resources.

  1. Speech Sound and Letter Training worksheets – Consonants

    Set I. - Consonants: b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y, z

  2. Speech Sound and Letter Training worksheets – Digraphs

Set 2 - Digraphs: qu, sh, ch, th (voiced), th (unvoiced) , wh, ph

E.  Basic Conceptual Systems (BCS) Assessment Instruments and Procedures

1.     Assessment of Children’s Knowledge of Basic Conceptual Systems (BCS) – Comprehensive - Part I Identification and Part II Abstraction.

The administration of the Assessment of Children’s Knowledge of Basic Conceptual Systems – Comprehensive (ACKBCS-Comprehensive) provides a comprehensive inventory of a child’s development of the knowledge and use of BCS and their respective conceptual vocabulary. As with the Screening version, the ACKBCS-Comprehensive version uses a combination of pictures and objects as stimulus, divided into two sections: Part I. Identification and, Part II: Abstraction. Each Part contains 75 items, covering concepts from within each of the Basic Conceptual Systems of Color, Shape, Size, Number, Symbol, Position, Place, Function/Use, Surface Pattern, Direction, Material, Surface Property, Weight, Temperature and Time.

 a.      Assessment of Children’s Knowledge of Basic Conceptual Systems (BCS) - Comprehensive - Response Booklet: Part I. Identification, Part II. Abstraction– Response Booklet

b.      Assessment of Children’s Knowledge of Basic Conceptual Systems (BCS) - Comprehensive - Computerized Stimulus Plates (for presentation on a computer or tablet) for Part I. Identification and Part II. Abstraction.

F. Basic Conceptual Systems (BCS) Posters

Poster 1 - Group 1: Color, Shape, Position, Place and Size

Poster 2 - Group 2: Direction, Number, Sound, Surface Pattern, Function/Use

Poster 3 - Group 3: Material or Substance, Surface Properties, Properties of a Substance,      

                Weight, Temperature

Poster 4 - Group 4: Smell, Taste, Time, Change in …, Speed/Movement

Poster 5 - Group 5: Value, Gender, Living State

 G. Making an individualized ABC book for struggling students (In process)

H. Proposal for a preconstructed reading program for teaching beginning reading including worksheets (In process)

I. Sample Video Examples of CTM Lesson Components (In process)

J. pdf version of the comprehensive text: Intelligent and Effective Learning Based on the Model for Systematic Concept Teaching - Practitioner’s Manual for the Systematic Concept Teaching (SCT) Approach to the Prevention and Remediation of Learning Difficulties (2019 Hansen A., Morgan K.)