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Help students assess what they already know about a topic and what they want to learn.
Use this strategy to improve students’ reading skills and help them connect ideas in a text to their own lives, current events, and history.
Help students track a story’s main ideas and supporting details by having them illustrate important scenes.
Students mimic a town hall meeting as they share their perspectives on a topic.
Guide students’ analysis of a photograph, artwork, or video with this simple critical-viewing strategy.
Invite students to nonverbally communicate something they have read or watched, using a color, a symbol, and an image.
Support students’ tracking of new or important vocabulary by displaying these words in a shared space in the classroom.
Provide students with a graphic tool to record and organize information about characters in a text.
Structure an active class discussion in which students express their opinions by standing along a continuum.
Encourage students to recognize the multiple causal factors behind an event from history, the present, or literature, using the visual of an iceberg.
Students sort, arrange, and connect their thoughts on an idea or question, creating a visual representation of their understanding.
Find thoughtful, intentional teaching strategies and lessons for teaching about Charlottesville and the fight against hatred and bigotry.