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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.
Small groups of students move from station to station to read, watch, and interpret a variety of resources.
Students sort, arrange, and connect their thoughts on an idea or question, creating a visual representation of their understanding.
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.