This discussion strategy helps students practice being both active speakers and active listeners in a group conversation.
Use this debate-style activity to strengthen students’ ability to use evidence and examples to defend their positions.
Structure an active class discussion in which students express their opinions by standing along a continuum.
Students have a written conversation with peers and use silence as a tool to explore a topic in depth.
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.
Help students process their thoughts and emotions on a topic by engaging them in a written conversation with their classmates.
Help students assess what they already know about a topic and what they want to learn.
Assess students’ understanding, monitor their questions, or gather feedback on your teaching by having them turn in exit cards.
Students create a performance that conveys a text’s message, theme, or conflict.
Students recreate historical photographs by performing the scenes in small groups.