Teaching Strategies

Use our student-centered teaching strategies to strengthen your students’ literacy skills, nurture critical thinking, and create a respectful classroom climate. You can implement these strategies with any academic content.

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Close Reading Protocol

Ensure students’ reading comprehension by emphasizing a purposeful reading and rereading of a text.

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Close Viewing Protocol

Teach your students to become critical viewers of film with this four-step procedure.

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Color, Symbol, Image

Invite students to nonverbally communicate something they have read or watched, using a color, a symbol, and an image.

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Connect, Extend, Challenge

Deepen students' understanding of a topic by having them connect to their prior knowledge.

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Contracting

Develop a classroom contract to create a community of mutual respect and inclusion.

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Crop It

Help students interpret an image by “framing” smaller portions of the image and analyzing them.

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Dissecting the Prompt

Teach students how to decode an essay prompt with this four-step procedure.

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Document Analysis Form

Use a graphic organizer to help students analyze a historical document and determine its perspective or bias.

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Evidence Logs

Use a graphic tool to help students centralize and organize evidence as they prepare to respond to a writing prompt.

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Exit Cards

Assess students’ understanding, monitor their questions, or gather feedback on your teaching by having them turn in exit cards.

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Fishbowl

Use this discussion strategy to help students practice being contributors and listeners in a group conversation.

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Found Poems

Students compose poems using only words, phrases, or quotations from a text that they find meaningful.

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