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.

Human Timeline

Use this interactive timeline activity to help students understand and remember the chronology of events.

Identity Charts

Use this graphic tool to help students consider the many factors that shape their own identity and that of groups, nations, and historical and literary figures.

Socratic Seminar

Have students facilitate a discussion in order to work together toward a shared understanding of a text.

Assigning Roles for Group Work

Make your students’ group work more effective by giving each member a specific role to play.

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