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Get students thinking about the ideas and themes that they’ll encounter in a unit or a text.
Make your students’ group work more effective by giving each member a specific role to play.
Structure an active class discussion in which students express their opinions by standing along a continuum.
Students have a written conversation with peers and use silence as a tool to explore a topic in depth.
Students clarify aspects of their identity or the identity of a historical or literary figure by writing poems that focus on deeper elements of personal makeup like experiences, relationships, hopes, and interests.
Students practice perspective-taking by representing the point of view of an assigned personality in a small-group discussion.
Provide students with a graphic tool to record and organize information about characters in a text.
Help students engage with a fictional or historical character by creating an annotated illustration.
Help students approach challenging texts by breaking down content into manageable pieces.
Ensure students’ reading comprehension by emphasizing a purposeful reading and rereading of a text.
Teach your students to become critical viewers of film with this four-step procedure.
Invite students to nonverbally communicate something they have read or watched, using a color, a symbol, and an image.