A Gathering of Heroes: Reflections on Rage and Responsibility

Class set

On April 29, 1992, Baywatch actor Greg Alan-Williams walked into the midst of the South Los Angeles riot and rescued a nearly lifeless Japanese motorist amidst a shower of verbal abuse and debris.

A Boy of Old Prague

Class set

In this tale of tolerance, a young serf named Tomas discovers unexpected kindness in the Jewish ghetto after being sentenced to servitude for stealing.

Iceberg Diagrams

Encourage students to recognize the multiple causal factors behind an event from history, the present, or literature, using the visual of an iceberg.

Chunking

Help students approach challenging texts by breaking down content into manageable pieces.

Two-Column Note-Taking

Use this teaching strategy to help students learn how to take notes by identifying "key ideas" in one column and their "responses" in another column.

Café Conversations

Students practice perspective-taking by representing the point of view of an assigned personality in a small-group discussion.

Read Aloud

Encourage class participation and develop students’ active listening skills by reading aloud text excerpts.

Four Corners

Get all students involved by asking them to show their stance on a statement through their positioning around the room.

Text-to-Text, Text-to-Self, Text-to-World

Use this strategy to improve students’ reading skills and help them connect ideas in a text to their own lives, current events, and history.

Character Charts

Provide students with a graphic tool to record and organize information about characters in a text.

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