Save the Last Word for Me

This discussion strategy helps students practice being both active speakers and active listeners in a group conversation.

SPAR (Spontaneous Argumentation)

Use this debate-style activity to strengthen students’ ability to use evidence and examples to defend their positions.

Barometer: Taking a Stand on Controversial Issues

Structure an active class discussion in which students express their opinions by standing along a continuum.

Big Paper: Building a Silent Conversation

Students have a written conversation with peers and use silence as a tool to explore a topic in depth.

Bio-poem: Connecting Identity and Poetry

Students clarify aspects of their identity or the identity of a historical or literary figure by writing poems that focus on deeper elements of personal makeup like experiences, relationships, hopes, and interests.

Graffiti Boards

Help students process their thoughts and emotions on a topic by engaging them in a written conversation with their classmates.

K-W-L Charts

Help students assess what they already know about a topic and what they want to learn.

Exit Cards

Assess students’ understanding, monitor their questions, or gather feedback on your teaching by having them turn in exit cards.

Reader's Theater

Students create a performance that conveys a text’s message, theme, or conflict.

Living Images: Bringing History to Life

Students recreate historical photographs by performing the scenes in small groups.

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