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Help students strengthen their literacy skills by increasing the complexity of the questions they need to answer about a text.
Enrich students’ understanding of a historical or literary figure by having students draw the figure’s life journey.
Provide a creative way for students to engage with a text by transforming a line they find meaningful into a poem.
Students recreate historical photographs by performing the scenes in small groups.
Help students identify and analyze the key characteristics of the three most common types of news articles.
Introduce students to several perspectives on a topic by having them pick a quotation to explore with their classmates.
Help students unpack their responses to a text or video using this structured protocol that requires alternating between thinking and writing.
Encourage class participation and develop students’ active listening skills by reading aloud text excerpts.
Students create a performance that conveys a text’s message, theme, or conflict.
Use this quick way for students to demonstrate their engagement with a text, image, or video by having them identify what they find surprising, interesting, and troubling.
Use this debate-style activity to strengthen students’ ability to use evidence and examples to defend their positions.
This discussion strategy helps students practice being both active speakers and active listeners in a group conversation.